Towns in County Limerick.


Foynes is a deep water port situated about half way down the Shannon estuary, the harbour is capable of handling ocean going ships, and imports much of the raw material and fuel used in local industries.

In 1939 a seaplane passenger service to America via Newfoundland began at Foynes, this service cut short with the advent of the war was the instigation of the invention of Irish Coffee, read the coffee story.

There is a musem celebrating this ealy form of air transport located in the town of Foynes at the museum you can travel back in time in the museums authentic 1940''s cinema, while watching the award winning film ''Atlantic Conquest''.

The museum features the original Terminal Building, Radio and Weather Room (complete with transmitters, receivers and Morse code equipment).

Foynes Flying Boat Museum
County Limerick,
Tel +353 (0)69 65 416
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The exhibits feature an introduction to the first transatlantic passenger service and Foynes during the war years.

We also have a special childrens room with cockpit and flight simulator. A new addition is a full scale model of the B314 Flying Boat at the Museum.