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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 273 members. Recently by: JakeG, eflanaga, IainT, Lauranna, johncromie, bryanjbarry, Eva-j, Peter Walker, ColinCallanan, brianmccrossan, guestuser, Danger, Piney, Ben-Ban, HazelDoyle
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Longitude: -9.368351, Latitude: 54.01328 , Easting: 110347, Northing: 307975 Prominence: 778m,   Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 510316 807984,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Nephin in area North Mayo, Ireland
 
simon3 on Nephin, 2005
by simon3  16 Jan 2005
The isolated mountain central on the pic is Nephin 806m, with Lough Conn in the background.
The Nephin Begs start to the left of the pic with Knockaffertagh at about 8 o'clock from Nephin. Beltra Lough is at about 5 o'clock with snow on Croaghmoyle at the right of the pic. A windfarm at Lenanavea ridge to the right (east) of Croaghmoyle above a dark green patch of forest is just visible as five white dots.

This picture comes to us from Brendan Walsh who took it from a plane en-route to the other side of the Atlantic. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/comment/1422/
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Parked at Grid ref 083 052 A (close to rmiln .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Nephin)
 
Jamessheerin- I was on Nephin yesterday and was d .. by Jamessheerin   (Show all for Nephin)
 
Climbed Nephin 2nd Jan 2009, parking the car at D .. by Big-Foot   (Show all for Nephin)
 
Anything but dull ... .. by osullivanm   (Show all for Nephin)
 
Walked Nephin on Sat 3rd July at 10:00 from the w .. by baxter   (Show all for Nephin)
 
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