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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
Place visited by 296 members. Recently by: Richtea, David-Guenot, devik, derkelly274, kenpren, Jimmy600leavey, PaulaMc, sheilakilduff, TommyMc, JimMc, Reeks2011, mickdylan, Fergal Meath, ckilm, PaulNolan
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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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A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
by derkelly274  22 Apr 2018
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope off the narrow road running E-W at G109104 A and we drove in here (the gate was open) to see how far it would bring us. Thankfully the road had been continued in a zig-zag up the hill, beyond what was on Google maps, to facilitate extensive felling of trees so we followed this and parked at the top G105099 B which was a great help. From there we followed the digger tracks through the felled tree area in a Southerly direction until we reached the stream that comes of the mountain. After fighting our way through a few remaining, unfelled trees we crossed the stream and headed towards the eastern ridge which was through fairly steep boggy heather, but totally manageable. Once on the ridge the climb was steady, on loose compact stone, with amzing views in every direction. We climbed up to the summit and came down the other side on the west to complete the loop and back to the car. A totally enjoyable day out along a great route with jawdropping views in every direction. Loved it! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/comment/19903/
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