I’m climbing Nephin from Lahardane on Saturday, March 19th, meeting at the village post office / shop at 10 am. Drop me a line, or phone 086 – 8318748, if you’d like to join our group.
If you’re feeling like a real weekend up in the hills, you can then consider the slightly mad notion of a sunrise hike up Birreencorragh early in the morning of Sunday, March 20th, the day of the spring equinox. That’s a 4.30 am start at the trailhead. Pints the previous evening are not advised, that’s for sure ! There is a charge of Euro 20 for the sunrise hike.
Come on, you know you want to.
Where is this exactly ?
Nephin mountain is approx. 20 km north of Castlebar, beside the village of Lahardane, on the west shore of Lough Conn in County Mayo, West of Ireland.
Birreencorragh mountain is due west of Nephin, to the north of Lough Beltra, in the Nephin Beg mountain range of west Mayo.