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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
Nephin is the highest mountain in the North Mayo area and the 36th highest in Ireland. Nephin is the second highest point in county Mayo. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/