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, viewpoints to watch ships passing, the prize winning Boyce Gardens, award-winning Knockpatrick Gardens, and Combat Zone Paintballing Adventure.

Highlights
  • 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
Open

Opening times vary by attraction.

Prices
Admission Prices 2019:

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.

 

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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
E: info@flyingboatmuseum.com
W:
www.flyingboatmuseum.com
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