Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes

4.6
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At Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the station where Irish coffee debuted, view a detailed history of transatlantic flight. As the last port of call on the eastern shore for seaplanes, Foynes was the biggest civilian airport on the continent during World War II. This aviation and maritime station was famous for the invention of Irish coffee, which was prepared in the 1930s and 1940s to comfort cold passengers. After closing in 1946, the village and port weren't an important aviation site again until 1988, when a portion of the old station was leased by this museum. Take a tour the interactive museum exhibits, and step on board the B314 replica to understand the site's historic contributions. Add Foynes Flying Boat Museum to your Foynes travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Foynes road trip planning tool .
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  • This museum is worth the detour off the toll road to Foynes. Located in the old flying boat passenger terminal, the museum opens a window into a very romantic era of aviation. The displays are extensi...  more »
  • I was driving from Ennis to Limerick after taking the Shannon Ferry across the Shannon Estuary. I saw the sign for the Foynes Flying Boat Museum and was intrigued so I stopped in. In very glad I did! ...  more »
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  • This is a great museum, lovingly maintained and very interesting. You can wander all around the flying boat, sit anywhere you want, ask any questions that you want, etc. The Maureen O'Hara tribute was nice, and informative as well. There's a small coffee shop if you'd like something to eat, and a decent gift shop as well. Go up to the top level to take pics of the harbor and the town.
  • Enjoyed a great experience here. The receptionist, Helen , was so helpful and kind, my father in law ,was inquiring about the old TB hospital. And Helen went out of her way to help him meet up with a friend after 70 years not meeting each other. Thanks Helen, he met up later in the day .. the flying boat was a great surprise.
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