The seams of culture running through this corner of Ireland are a powerful lure. The Ring (An Rinn) Gaeltacht — a rare outlier in Ireland, where Irish is still the native tongue — sits on the opposite headland. The territory is woven with clifftop trails, inland drumlins, unspoiled beaches and leafy glins. It has a living culture, evident in artists, craftspeople and musicians. This was also where the Clancy brothers — the ballad singing of the late, great Liam Clancy among Bob Dylan’s favourite ballad voices of all time — chose to settle and record.