• 24 years ago our Patron Maureen O'Hara cut the red ribbon and officially opened our Museum. We are very proud of what we have achieved since those early days and look forward to many many more successful years ahead. Thanks to everyone for the continued support that has been shown to the museum over the years.

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum is the only aviation museum in Ireland and the only dedicated flying boat museum in the works. It is a unique visitor attraction. it preserves for all time the aviation history of the Shannon region and the part played by Ireland in the development of passenger travel.

In a short space of time, the Foynes Flying Boat Museum has established itself as an important Irish Heritage site, receiving many awards over the years.

The continuing exciting developments for the museum will assure that it is a unique and key visitor attraction and venue in Ireland’s Mid-West for years to come. You can be involved with this development by making a contribution to the development fund. The Museum is a registered Irish charity (Charity number CHY10251). PAYE workers, companies and corporations can make donations to the museum’s development that are tax-deductible.

Any donations would be very much appreciated.  Please click here to donate.

Note: Irish taxpayer may wish to add “Irish Charity CHY10251” in the comments box.

We would also be very grateful for donations of any type of memorabilia, photographs or other related material in relation to Pan Am or American Export Airlines dealing with the flying boat period (1937-1950).

Thank you in advance for your kind support.