The bay near our B&B at Fanore, blue clear water and the shells and vegetation on the rocks by the beach.

There's a matchmakers' festival in September, bachelors and spinsters come from over the sea to take part and there's a lot of weddings and a lot of music.We skipped Galway and arrived at Connemara peninsula and decided, due to lack of time, to skip Aran Islands too. A pity, but you can't have it all in 2 weeks. B&B in Carraroe, where there's a lake just beside the sea. The strand is unique because it's not sand but very tiny broken shells.