I have been to the Flying Boat Museum a couple of times, the first several years ago, the second this month. It has improved a lot since my first trip. The highlight has to be the full-scale model of an actual flying plane, which you can walk around inside -- this has been added since my first visit, and improves the experience dramatically. There are plans to open another part of the musuem soon -- a control tower -- which will hopefully make it even more of a draw. As it stands, it's a fascinating look back into a little-known piece of Irish and aviation history, with an interesting documentary to kick things off, followed by plenty of intriguing information and some hands-on, interactive pieces. It could be with a bit less emphasis on text, with a few more visual or interactive exhibits, but even so it's a great way to pass an hour, with the plane providing the wow factor that was previously lacking. Don't pass through Foynes without visiting here!
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