Flying into Shannon, our first few days were spent in Galway. Optional tours included Connemara Marble and gift shop, the Kylemore Abbey and Victorian walled garden. Lunch aboard a two-hull cruiser around Galway Bay completed our first full day in Ireland. Our suitcases missed the flight to Shannon for 24 hours, thanks to United Airlines in Newark. This was our first airline mishap in over 20 years of traveling.