Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes

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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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  • A very enjoyable historical experience. Wwll presented. Once all the remedial work is completed I will certainly return 
    A very enjoyable historical experience. Wwll presented. Once all the remedial work is completed I will certainly return  more »
  • If you are in the Limerick/North Kerry area, I would very much recommend a visit to this museum. It is much more than a museum and gives you a great insight into the excitement of early aviation- the....  more
    If you are in the Limerick/North Kerry area, I would very much recommend a visit to this museum. It is much more than a museum and gives you a great insight into the excitement of early aviation- the....  more »
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