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Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes

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At Foynes Flying Boat Museum, the station where Irish coffee debuted, view a detailed history of transatlantic flight. As the last port of call on the eastern shore for seaplanes, Foynes was the biggest civilian airport on the continent during World War II. This aviation and maritime station was famous for the invention of Irish coffee, which was prepared in the 1930s and 1940s to comfort cold passengers. After closing in 1946, the village and port weren't an important aviation site again until 1988, when a portion of the old station was leased by this museum. Take a tour the interactive museum exhibits, and step on board the B314 replica to understand the site's historic contributions. Add Foynes Flying Boat Museum to your Foynes travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Foynes road trip planning tool.
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  • Loved it. Great family day out. We loved the viewing platform and enjoyed all the history of the place. A big new extension being built so will come back when that open. 
    Loved it. Great family day out. We loved the viewing platform and enjoyed all the history of the place. A big new extension being built so will come back when that open.  more »
  • Great fun and all of the staff, Helen, Mags, Ellen and Julie were so welcoming and brilliant craic. I have made and had many Irish coffees in my time but I can honestly say this was the best Irish... 
    Great fun and all of the staff, Helen, Mags, Ellen and Julie were so welcoming and brilliant craic. I have made and had many Irish coffees in my time but I can honestly say this was the best Irish...  more »
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  • Wonderful museum undergoing expansion. Is very good now will be better when complete. Part of a flying boat, many displays, information, viewpoints and coffee shop. We'll worth the admission fee.
  • The museum seemed to be very spaced out the last floor had hardly anything in it. The woman at the desk area seemed like she was having to do the job of two people as she had to escort people in then come back and serve at the ticket and gift shop area. There was a very good hologram room but I felt like it could have been displaying more than it was. It was very interesting walking around the flying boat model this was the highlight of the museum for me.

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