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 Cemetery) is a reminder of famine days in Ireland. An Sean Phobal has of a dramatic seascape comprising of cliffs (approximately 70 m) together with a number of deeply incised stream gullies and small bays. The grassland along the cliffs attracts a wide variety of seabirds and is designated a special area of conservation. The area is a paradise for bird-watchers and people interested in nature.
Áit chiúin socair is ea An Sean Phobal, paiste tuaithe lámh leis an Aird Mhór. éiríonn an talamh go hard os cionn na farraige. Tá gleannta míne tríd síos agus tránna cluthara ag a mbun go minic. Tuama meigiliotach sa Sean Phobal is ea An Chailleach Béara. Is ann dó ó 2,000 R.C. nó mar sin. Tá Teach Solais ag Mionn Ard ag tabhairt rabhaidh do loingeas, ó 1851, i dtaobh na n-aillte thíos. Meabhraíonn Reilig an tSléibhe a Gorta Mór dúinn.