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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.
- 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.
Vary - check with individual visitor attractions.
Other Useful Information
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Foynes has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.
There are several shopping options in Foynes and surrounds.
Car and coach parking available throughout the town.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Foynes Air Show takes place in the skies over Foynes on Sunday, July 17, 2016.
Foynes is 35km from Limerick City on the N69 route from Limerick to Tralee. If you are travelling from West Clare, you can cross the Shannon estuary with Shannon Ferries from Killimer in Clare to Tarbert in Co. Kerry, just 20km from Foynes.
There is a limited bus service through Foynes with Bus Eireann, Ireland’s national bus service.