Pioneering aviators and Hollywood icons are celebrated in Ireland’s unique Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum

The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, which tells the story of one of the world’s first great aviation hubs, has reopened after a multi-million-euro upgrade.
The museum is a short drive from Limerick city and is housed within the original terminal building of Foynes Airport, which operated from 1939–1945. It recounts the part that Ireland played during the 1930s and 40s when it was central to transatlantic sea plane flights.