Make Magical Memories Along the River Shannon
Sail down the stunning River Shannon to the heart of the Emerald Isle. Home to a significant first in aviation history, Foynes is your gateway to discover the castles, cliffs, and cities of western Ireland. During WWII, the port of Foynes was alive with wartime activity and intrigue, as it was the first airport in Europe to welcome seaplanes making transatlantic flights. Visit the Flying Boat Museum to tour a replica of the “Yankee Clipper” and relive the golden age of aviation.
Set out from town and discover what makes Ireland so magical. Wind your way over hills in hues of green that have to be seen to be believed. Watch the world drop away at the rugged Cliffs of Moher. Experience what local life was like a century ago at a living village at the foot of medieval Bunratty Castle. While the scenery might take your breath away, be ready for plenty of friendly banter with the locals you’ll meet along the way.
The city of Limerick is less than an hour from port. Get ready for an authentic dose of craic (Gaelic for good times) at a lively pub, see the pages of a bestselling autobiography come to life on an Angela’s Ashes walking tour, and soak in the city scene at the historic People’s Park after a visit to the contemporary City Gallery of Art.
Foynes, Ireland Highlights
Foynes, Ireland At a glance