Get ready for the Annual Foynes Air Show on July 22nd!

Admission to the air show is FREE!

Admission Ticket


Open 7 days a week Mid-March to Mid-November
March 11th to Mid-November (9.30am-5:00pm)
June to September (9.30am-6:00pm)
Last entry one hour before closing.

About Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum

Welcome to the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum!


A Few Words About Us

Foynes Aviation and Maritime Museum, Ltd. is a nonprofit charitable institution. We’re dedicated to preserving and telling the stories of:

  • The pioneering days of aviation and passenger travel across the north Atlantic
  • The rich maritime history of the River Shannon and the port of Foynes
  • The local creation of Irish coffee

Our Mission

The museum maintains and develops its collection by acquiring, holding in trust, interpreting, and preserving historically significant aeronautical and nautical objects for exhibit, scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs. It inspires interest in and educates about the importance of the River Shannon to the communities living along one of Ireland’s greatest natural maritime assets.

The museum maintains and develops its maritime section encompassing the geology, trade and industry, shipping folklore, leisure, and maritime heritage of the River Shannon, its local families, and their influence on the development of Foynes.

Our efforts are guided by these goals:

  • To create imaginative, engaging, and informative exhibits that introduce visitors to the many unique and remarkable stories housed in the museum
  • To strengthen the museum’s role as an educational organization through exhibitions, targeted activities, and other outreach programs
  • To provide a center for community activities, celebrations, and learning
  • To promote greater public awareness of the museum and its core products and services
  • To supply specialist services and resources to students and researchers by continually developing, documenting, and promoting our archives

Our Board Members

Brian Cullen (Chairman) | Margaret O’Shaughnessy (Company Secretary) | David Brown | P.J. McGoldrick | Plunkett Hayes | Tomas O’Caoimh | Dr Roger Downer | Dr Pat Daly | Robin Wilson | Matthew Thomas | Gerry Guihen


In 1989, our patron Maureen O'Hara cut the red ribbon to officially open our museum. We are proud of our achievements since those early days and look forward to many more successful years ahead. Thanks to everyone for their support over the years.

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