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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 288 members. Recently by: TommyMc, JimMc, Reeks2011, mickdylan, Fergal Meath, ckilm, PaulNolan, msammon, dodser, Onzy, Ulsterpooka, Sherpaterbear, Pinger, Hadleigh, eoghancarton
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Longitude: -9.368351, Latitude: 54.01328 , Easting: 110347, Northing: 307975 Prominence: 778m,  Isolation: 3.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 510316 807984,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Nephin in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Starting point
 
damobreh on Nephin, 2008
by damobreh  30 Mar 2008
My starting point was as G 117 060 A on the south-east side of the mountain . I followed the Lugnamannaun river as far as it was possible and then climbed the east shoulder of the mountain.. Glorious weather today,good friday 2007. Initally the ground was soft/boggy but dry which makes it tiring on the way up but makes it easy to get down fast. It gradually turns to firmer/rockier ground about 2/3’s of the way up. Occasionally there are cairns for waypoints, which is helpful. Summit is large and flat with great 360 views. I expected to see other people climbing on such a good day but had whole mountain to myself! Took about 1 hr 45 mins to get up and about 50 mins to get down (I practically jogged as the footing was so good). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/36/comment/2659/
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What an unusual mountain to climb from any direct .. by Terry   (Show all for Nephin)
 
Climbed from the southwest yesterday. There is a .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Nephin)
 
I have climbed and walked mountains on four conti .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Nephin)
 
On Thursday the 27th August, Year of our Lord (AD .. by Geo   (Show all for Nephin)
 
A steep quick way up .. by Andy13460   (Show all for Nephin)
 
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