Walk in the Footsteps of Pioneering Aviators & Hollywood Icons in the Birthplace of Irish Coffee
New €4.6 million Museum due to open June 2023 – please see website for updates
The award-winning Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum excitingly captures the unique story of how Foynes was once the centre of the aviation world through a comprehensive range of informative displays & interactive exhibits. Walk in the footsteps of JFK, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt & many other dignitaries, movie stars & refugees who landed in Foynes during World War II.Visitors have the once in a lifetime opportunity to board the world’s only Boeing 314 Flying Boat and to try their hand at being a pilot on our new flight simulators.
An exclusive Maureen O’Hara exhibition is dedicated to preserving the memory of Ireland’s most iconic movie star. It showcases her personal memorabilia, including her 2014 Academy Award. Her husband, famed aviator Charles Blair, flew flying boats into Foynes from 1942 to 1945 and Maureen officially opened the Flying Boat Museum on the 8th July 1989.
Step back in time to 1943 & watch a 3D Holographic show recreating the night Chef Joe Sheridan invented Irish Coffee. Taste an original Irish Coffee in O ‘Regan’s Restaurant which offers home baked cuisine in a beautiful 1940’s setting.
Explore the history of the river Shannon by visiting the Maritime Museum & savour the panoramic views of the Shannon Estuary from the top of the Control Tower.
2023 will bring about a new €4.6 million development featuring:
· expanded Maureen O’Hara exhibition
· premium 100-seater cinema
· re-imagined aviation museum
· new conference/gala venue… and much more!
Foynes is nestled along the banks of the Estuary, a recommended Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
Open Tuesday to Sunday from June 202310:00h-17:00h
Up-to-date hours can be found here
Last admission: 1 hour before closing
LANGUAGES: Free leaflets available in English and an audio-visual presentation available in 8 different languages.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: The Museum Restaurant offers freshly prepared and home-baked cuisine in a beautiful 1940s style setting.
SHOPPING: Gift shop selling a wide range of aviation souvenirs and bespoke gifts.
PARKING: Free car and coach parking on-site.
ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
On N69, 37 km from Limerick City and 64 km from Tralee
Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland
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