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Nephin Begs Area   Cen: Nephin Beg Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

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Nephin Beg Mountain Néifinn Bheag A name in Irish (Ir. Néifinn Bheag [OSI], poss. 'little sanctuary' [PDT]) Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, White quartzites, semi-pelitic schists Bedrock

Height: 627m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F93196 10223
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Longitude: -9.630642, Latitude: 54.030188 , Easting: 93196, Northing: 310223 Prominence: 365m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 493170 810230,   GPS IDs, 6 char: NphnBg, 10 char: Nephin Beg
Bedrock type: White quartzites, semi-pelitic schists, (Srahmore Quartzite and Schist Member)

Oddly, Nephin Beg is some distance from Nephin and there are other intervening mountains between them. Why it is so named is, therefore, something of a mystery, unless it too was a sanctuary. For origin of name, see Nephin. Walks: for a route to the summit from the SE, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 71.   Nephin Beg is the 245th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Nephin Beg (<i>Néifinn Bheag</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: Nephin Beg from about 15km SW
Challenging walk bagging two remote summits
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy  15 May 2015
There are several approaches to Nephin Beg, the usual one being from the car park at F97144 05177 starA then proceed up the Bangor Trail.
This route however involves a very challenging day taking in Slieve Carr, Nephin Beg and NB South Top and requires a car at either end. Park at the end of road at 866 073 starB. There is a track of about 7km to the east indicated on the OS map, which seems to cross the Owenduff River near the parking spot, but the river was almost in flood the day we did the walk and there was no means of crossing. If you can't reach the track, continue east to the south of the river, until it narrows enough to cross at point 895 085 starC. Turn NE for 3km crossing flat and squelchy ground to point 915 115 starD. Here begin ascent of Slieve Carr directly to the north up very steep but solid ground. At point 913 124 starE J turn east for a few hundred metres before turning north up the gently rising slope for 2km to Slieve Carr summit, marked by a huge burial mound and trig pillar. Proceed south to point 921 121 starF and descend a very steep grassy slope to the col, skirting to the east of the two loughs to begin ascent of Nephin Beg at 935 115 starG - steep but manageable climb over grass and rocks. The summit is marked by a small cairn. From there proceed directly south, across Nephin Beg South Top, which offers a slight challenge of a 60m climb, then descend to the Bangor Trail at 933 077 starH. Follow the trail SE for 5km back to car park at 973 054 starI. The entire walk took 11.5 hours. Linkback:
Small in name but not in nature .. by wicklore   (Show all for Nephin Beg (Néifinn Bheag))
A prominent viewing platform .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Nephin Beg (Néifinn Bheag))
Gives its name to the range, though it is neither .. by milo   (Show all for Nephin Beg (Néifinn Bheag))
Nothing to see but cloud! .. by Geo   (Show all for Nephin Beg (Néifinn Bheag))
Remote or Not .. by sandman   (Show all for Nephin Beg (Néifinn Bheag))
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