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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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The isolated mountain central on the pic is Nephi .. by simon3   (Show all for Nephin)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Nephin in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Near the summit of Nephin
Colin Murphy on Nephin, 2008
by Colin Murphy  8 Dec 2008
Parked at Grid ref 083 052 A (close to rmilne’s suggestion), at the entrance to what is now a new conifer plantation on the west side of the R312. As we were about to set off, an elderly farmer pulled up and hailed us, two dogs yapping frenziedly in the back of his 4 wheel drive. We approached nervously and listened as he informed us we were about to cross his land. To our relief the kindly gentleman told us not to cross the fence and ditch adjacent to where we were as ‘we’d tear our accoutrements’ on the barbed wire fence and bramble-filled ditch. Instead he directed us about 300 metres north along the road where we would find a gate leading to a grasy track which continued a bit up the mountain before vanishing into heathery hillside. Thanking him we took his advice and enjoyed a fairly straightforward ascent north east along a ridge (which narrows to about 20m at one point) to a snow-capped Nephin. No views unfortunately but the white-carpeted top made up for it. 2 hours up in a cold wind, 1 hour 15 mins down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/comment/3471/
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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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