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Nephin Mountain Néifinn A name in Irish
(Ir. Néifinn [OSI], poss. 'sanctuary' [PDT]) Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock

Height: 806m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23/31 Grid Reference: G10347 07975 This summit has been logged as climbed by 271 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, johncromie, bryanjbarry, Eva-j, Peter Walker, ColinCallanan, brianmccrossan, guestuser, Danger, Piney, Ben-Ban, HazelDoyle, Singo, walker26
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Longitude: -9.368335, Latitude: 54.013253 , Easting: 110347, Northing: 307975 Prominence: 778m,   Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 510317 807981,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Nephin, 10 char: Nephin
Bedrock type: Quartzites and psammitic schists., (Nephin Formation)

Nephin is a problematic name and few sources venture an interpretation. It is mentioned as one of the twelve great mountains of Ireland in Cath Maige Tuired (The Second Battle of Moyturra), where it is called Nemthenn. This is suggestive of nemeton, a Gaulish term for a sacred clearing in a wood or sacred grove. The word recurs throughout the Celtic world, from the Galatian Drunemeton ('sacred oak-grove' in modern Turkey) to Nemetobriga in Spain and Aquae Arnemetiae, the sacred spring at Buxton in Derbyshire. The Old Irish fidnemed refers to a shrine in a forest. [Barry Cunliffe, The Ancient Celts]. There seem to be no survivals of traditions connected directly with Nephin to confirm this. However, Nephin's much lower neighbour Tristia (322m, 4km to the NW) was the site of Lughnasa celebrations until recent times [Máire MacNeill]. Glen Nephin is the only example of an Irish glen (apparently) named after the mountain overlooking it. Walks: for a route to the summit from the E, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 69.   Nephin is the highest mountain in the North Mayo area and the 37th highest in Ireland. Nephin is the second highest point in county Mayo.

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A wonderful experience .. by keith_flynn   (Show all for Nephin)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Nephin in area North Mayo, Ireland
rmilne on Nephin, 2004
by rmilne  13 Oct 2004
Climbed Nephin from the west in the mist on Friday 10 Sept. What was going to be a group of 3 expanded to a group of 12 as various students joined us after a conference. We parked at the large layby/entrance to forest harvesting at G08354 05073 A and crossed the fence a short distance up the road. Easy ascent, absorbed in various conversations. The ridge is very fine, but the rock is slippery when wet! 1hr 20 min and we were all on top. Curious stone spiral made by someone near the trig point. My gps reading for the summit was G10349 07973 B,
GPS useful for finding the initial way down!
photo of us all wet. I'm on the Yellow. Rob Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/comment/1241/
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Climbed Nephin to-day 29.12.2008, started off fro .. by donieg   (Show all for Nephin)
september 2010 .. by davidkilleen   (Show all for Nephin)
Northern circuit .. by concorde   (Show all for Nephin)
My starting point was as G 117 060 F on the .. by damobreh   (Show all for Nephin)
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