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East Mayo Area   NW: Nephin Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 23, 24, 31, 32 
Highest place:
Nephin, 806m
Maximum height for area: 806 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 778 metres,

Places in area East Mayo:
E: Charlestown Hills:   Knock Hill 213mMullaghanoe 234m
N: Foxford Hills:   Carranarah 197mGortnadrehy 143m
NW: Nephin:   Cuilkillew 130mNephin 806mTristia 322m
NW: Pontoon Hills:   Crucknaree 297mFarbreiga 395mKnockaglana 154m
S: Kiltimagh Hills:   Rush Hill 197mSlieve Carn 262m
W: Croaghmoyle:   Burren 396mCroaghmoyle 430mMuckanagh Hill 220m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Nephin Mountain Néifinn A name in Irish (Ir. Néifinn [OSI], poss. 'sanctuary' [PDT]) Mayo County in Connacht Province, 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
Place visited by 346 members. Recently by: Aidy, wintersmick, wicklore, annem, ciarraioch, greidy1, akelly810, nolanlyn, Begbie5, abacusms, Michaelmangan, f.sokol, upper, No1Grumbler, Niamhflan
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Longitude: -9.368335, Latitude: 54.013253 , Easting: 110347, Northing: 307975 Prominence: 778m,  Isolation: 3.5km,   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 East Mayo area and the 37th highest in Ireland. Nephin is the second highest point in county Mayo.

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Climbed from the southwest yesterday. There is a .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Nephin (Néifinn))
 
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A steep quick way up
by Andy13460  31 Dec 2015
All the descriptions for Nephin appear to start up the long gentle ridge. I usually park at G119058 D
Walk up to the Pump house G115062 E then go through the gate in front then the gate to the right. Walk to the stream and cross it at G114063 F.
Follow the steep path up through the heather to G113067 G.
After this is climbing all the way to G109078 H.
Then follow the rock piles to the top
Total is 3.82 miles Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/comment/18412/
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