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Old Parish (An Sean Phobal)

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The Gael Saoire Old Parish (An Sean Phobal)
An Sean Phobal (Old Parish) is a quiet, undulating rural area between Ring and the lovely seaside village of Ardmore. Rising high above the sea, the land is interspersed with numerous quiet glens, running down to small, secluded beaches. An Caille Beara in Old Parish is a megalithic tomb dating from around 2,000 BC. Mine Head Lighthouse, dating from 1851 warns "ships that pass in the night" of the dangerous cliffs below while Reilig an tSleibhe (The Hill Cemetry) is a reminder of famine days in Ireland. Nearby, Brita Designs draw inspiration for their textile creations from the colour, the culture and the vitality of this vibrant Gaeltacht.

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