The north shore with Connemara in the distance
The van was late coming back to get us and when it finally came, we had time for only a brief stop at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches). It encompasses the ruins of two churches and 5 other buildings, plus a cemetery which is still used today. The largest church is Teampall Bhreacáin (St Brecan's Church), which was used in the 8th-13th centuries.
We rode back along the north shore of Inishmore where we saw more interesting ruins and memorials, plus a couple of seals playing in the ocean. We were finally deposited back at Kilronan for a few minutes of shopping before another van took us to the airport.
Back in Galway, we had a wonderful supper at Oscar's Seafood Bistro. We started with a selection board of six local tapas style dishes including Clare Island salmon tartar, mussels, prawns, broiled mackerel, smoked salmon, Galway Bay oysters. For our main dishes, Linda had Cleggan lobster with garlic & lemon butter, while I had seared Clew Bay scallops & mussels. A fabulous meal which I would love to repeat some day.
This restaurant was farther from our hotel than we had walked the previous night and we took a taxi to get there. We were walking back, but I misread the map app on my phone and turned us the wrong way when we left the restaurant. I eventually figured out the error, but it turned into a much longer walk and blemished an otherwise wonderful evening.