Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Co. Limerick

Foynes, built at the estuary of the River Shannon, was the perfect place to build a Flying Boat Station for the first Trans-Atlantic flights between Ireland and the U.S.A.  Although it closed in 1946 after Shannon Airport was built and opened, Foynes Flying Boat and Seaplane Station played an important role in the history of Irish Aviation. The Museum also houses a full-sized replica of a Boeing 314 Clipper.

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