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Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
FoynesCo. Limerick
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Discover Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum at the original terminal building in Foynes, County Limerick. It recalls the nostalgic era of 1939 to 1945, when Foynes was the centre of the aviation world.

Explore the museum and learn how Foynes was once one of the great aviation hubs. Follow in the footsteps of Maureen O'Hara, John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the dignitaries, movie stars and refugees who landed here during World War II.

See how this unique story is told by an original film in a 1940s style cinema. Check out the World War II exhibits and take the chance to board a life-size replica of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat.

Irish coffee, a popular beverage, was first served at Foynes in 1943 to a group of weary passengers. Watch the wonderful 3D holographic show re-enacting this famous night and after, taste a delicious Irish coffee in its original home. Spend some time exploring the maritime collection in the reinstated control tower and enjoy the panoramic views of the River Shannon.

Why we like it
  • Learn about Foynes, once the centre of the aviation world.
  • Check out the fascinating World War II exhibits.
  • Discover the home of Irish coffee.
  • Enjoy epic views of the River Shannon.
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Check out the dedicated Maureen O'Hara exhibition in tribute to one of Ireland's most famous stars, showcasing famous memorabilia and the honorary Oscar she received in 2014.

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