The Foynes flying boat museum is located in Foynes, County Limerick, Ireland in the west of Ireland’s Shannon Region. It is approximately 35km (22 miles/30 minutes) from Limerick City along the scenic coastal N69 route from Limerick to Tralee.
Getting to Foynes by Road
Foynes is located in the west of County Limerick approximately 35km (22miles/30 minutes) from Limerick City on the N69 route from Limerick to Tralee. If you are travelling from west Clare, you can also cross the Shannon estuary by the Shannon estuary car ferry operating on a regular basis from Killimer in County Clare to Tarbert in County Kerry, just 20km (12.5 miles, 20 minutes) from Foynes.
Getting to Foynes by Bus
There is a limited bus service through Foynes giving you plenty of access to and from Foynes. Bus Eireann is Irelands national bus company and they operate regular services from Limerick. For further details, click HERE to see their web site.
Getting to Foynes by Air
Unfortunately, Flying Boats no longer fly direct into Foynes, but across the Shannon Estuary is Shannon International Airport. Travelling from here by bus, car or car hire, you journey into Limerick by the N18 and then to Foynes by the scenic N69 route, a total of 55km (35miles / 50 minutes).
If you fly into Dublin Airport, take the M50 around Dublin turning off at southbound junction 7. Travel the M7 direct to Limerick. The M7 merges into the N18 at junction 30. Take exit 2 off the N18 (last junction before the Shannon Tunnel) and continue out the N69 to Foynes.
Or if you arrive by Cork Airport, Travel around Cork on the South Ring Road, through the Jack Lynch Tunnel, connect with the N20 to Limerick and out to Foynes by the N69.
Getting to Foynes by Sea
If you arrive at Rosslare, take the N25 through to Cork linking with the N20 to Limerick and out to Foynes by the N69.
If you arrive at Dublin Port or Dun Laoghaire, take the M50 around Dublin turning off at southbound junction 7. Travel the M7 direct to Limerick. The M7 merges into the N18 at junction 30. Take exit 2 off the N18 (last junction before the Shannon Tunnel) and continue out the N69 to Foynes.
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2014 Opening Dates & Times
March 15th – September 30th: 09.30h – 18.00h (last admission by 17:00h)
October 1st – November 15th: 09:30h – 17:00h (last admission by 16:00h)
Other times for groups by pre-booking
Last admission 1 hour before closing.