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“nice views” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
353 69 65416
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Foynes
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
Limerick, Ireland
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“nice views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

nice if you like looking at old planes, but love the area around kept so well

Visited August 2011
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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“Fascinating-an insight into how things have changed in a lifetime.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

My mum was born in 1938 when all this was going on. Amazing to look at Foynes now and imagine what an important place it has been...presidents and Hollywood stars...the war....etc
Great place to spend an afternoon. This is where Irish Coffee was invented and they are still served now. Have one at the beginning of your tour if you are driving. Lovely!

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“great histroric trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This museum is extremely well done starting with an amazing hologram presentation. There are lots of items of memorabilia and a very knowledgale guide to walk you through everything. Our guide was a descendant of one of the people who lit the flares to guide arriving flying boats, adding a great personal touch. Films and a mock-up of an early commercial passenger flying boat add greatly to the presentation. Also this is where irish coffee was created and you get a presentation on how it's made and can buy some here. All in all a nice surprise.

Visited May 2012
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Kent
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“Step back in time to Aviation history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Very informative and good staff. A great way to see how flying boats were used.

Visited May 2012
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Ballyheigue, Ireland
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“Almost forgotten bit of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The era of the Flying Boats did not last long, but Foynes was the Shannon Airport of that time. There is a replica of a Yankee Clipper. Just to compare the luxury of air travel then to todays mass transit airlines is worth the visit. Great film footage also. BTW, Irish coffee was invented in the very building housing the museum.

Visited August 2011
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