The seaport of Foynes, on the Wild Atlantic Way, was Ireland’s first transatlantic airport. It's also the birthplace of Irish Coffee!

It was here that the first transatlantic passenger flights from the United States arrived, and it was also in Foynes that Chef Joe Sheridan invented the world’s most famous drink ‘Irish Coffee’, way back in in 1943.

The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, situated in the original airport terminal building, recalls all this past with wonderful displays, original film and lots of rare memorabilia. It also features the world’s only full-size replica of a Boeing B314 Flying Boat.

Other Foynes attractions include a recently upgraded forest park with walking trails to the Estuary shore and viewpoints to watch ships passing.

  • The Foynes Flying Boat Museum & Maritime Museum
  • Located on the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Home of the world famous ‘Irish Coffee’
  • Prize-winning Boyce Gardens & award-winning Knockpatrick Gardens
  • Forest Park with walking trails and fantastic viewpoints

Opening times vary by attraction.

Admission Prices 2020:

Vary – check with individual visitor attractions.

Useful Information

Check out the range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Foynes has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

SHOPPING: There are several shopping options in Foynes and surrounds.

PARKING: Car and coach parking available throughout the town.


Getting There

On the N69, 37km from Limerick City

Map Location: 52.611676, -9.109737
Contact Foynes Heritage Town

Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland

T: +353 (0)69 65416
‘Your Daily Adventure’ is Ireland’s #1 Visitor Guide… by Smiles! It’s also FREE.

‘Your Daily Adventure’ is loved by visitors. There is so much to enjoy, we’ve had to create six regional editions to cover every part of Ireland.

Each FREE edition is packed with up-to-date information on all there is to do, see and enjoy around Ireland.  Watch out for them in your travels, or ask for them by name ‘Your Daily Adventure’. They are stocked in most places visitors’ frequent – particularly visitor-friendly accommodation!

Always Check Opening Dates and Times

It is always advisable to check the opening dates and times of any attraction or business you intend to visit. Check their website or give them a call.