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Nephin 806m - 2nd highest peak in Connacht


Nephin Mhor 806m or Big Nephin is the second highest mountain in Connacht. It is just 8m short of the Mweelrea the highest in the west.

It is a free standing quartzite mountain with commanding 360 degree views.

It overlooks the Titanic village of Lahardaune and the nearby beautiful lake of Lough Conn to the east. To the south we can see the summit of Croagh Partick and on a clear day Slieve League in Donegal and Benbulben in Sligo.

The tragic tale of a group from the north Mayo village of Lahardane has seen it renamed Ireland’s Titanic Village.

In April 1912 fourteen men and women from the parish of Addergoole in Lahardane set sail from Queenstown, Cork for a new life in America. Within days, eleven had died in the icy waters of the North Atlantic when their ship, the famous SS Titanic, sank on her maiden voyage.

The Route: We will climb Nephin via the Northern Corrie, ascending on the right shoulder to the Trig and descending on the opposite side.

Meeting point: The Titanic Memorial Park, Lahardaune. Co Mayo

Time 09:30am

Estimated finish time 3:00pm

Difficulty level: Hard. WIll require a good level of fitness due to the height gain.

Distance: 5kms

Height Gained: 750M

OSI Mapsheet: 23/31

Registration Fee: €25

Pre registration is essential.

Please note that places on this hike are not guaranteed until the registration fee is paid.

To register for this hike please email us with the names,addresses and contact tel no of those who wish to book at:

or call us at: 086 3454045

We will then send you and email detailing the final registration process.

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Equipment required:

Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential; hiking trousers are advised, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.

Walking poles are advisable.

Directions to Lahardaune

From: Ballina continue on the N59 to Crossmolina and turn left on the R315 for 10kms. Approx driving time from Sligo 1hour and 15mins.

Coming from Foxford Take the R315 and R310 to Pontoon. Turn Right at Healy's Hotel and continue on R315 to Lahardaune.

Approx time from Foxford 20mins.

Please email us for further directions.

NB - Cancellation policy


Hike that are cancelled with one month of event Full refund

Hikes that are cancelled within 14 days of the event a refund of 50%

Hikes that are cancelled within 7 days no refund available apart from exceptional cases due to illness or family bereavement