Wild Nephin

Coilte, in association with the National Parks & Wildlife Service and Mayo County Council, are undertaking Ireland’s first wilderness project. The project will see 11,000 hectares of bog, lake and forestry surrounding the Nephin Beg mountain range transformed into a dedicated wilderness.

In a world of ever expanding infrastructure and urbanisation the Nephin Beg mountain range in North Mayo is an area still void of such development making it an ideal location for a project of this nature to be launched. Many of our lives are spent within the confines of this modern world but belie our true origins and our connection to nature.

Wild Nephin’s aim is to give people the chance to reignite this connection to their ancient past by experiencing nature in all its glory; in a place where nature is the driving force and where plants, animals and their habitats are untainted by human interference.