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Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport
Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport

Shannon, Country Clare, Shannon

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (980 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Shannon Golf Club and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Skycour …

£55
Ballingowan House B&B
Ballingowan House B&B

Limerick Road, Newcastle West

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Situated in Newcastle West, this bed & breakfast is within 16 mi (25 km) of Askeaton Friary, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and …

£60
Shannon Springs Hotel
Shannon Springs Hotel

Ballycasey, Shannon V14 A336

2.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (400 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Atlantic Airventure and Skycourt Shopping Centre. Shannon …

£53
The Inn at Dromoland
The Inn at Dromoland

N18 Limerick to Galway Road, Newmarket on Fergus V95 EPF5

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (188 reviews)

This family-friendly Newmarket on Fergus hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Dromoland Castle Golf and …

£66
Elm House
Elm House

Mondellihy, Adare

3.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Adare, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Adare Golf Club, Old Trinitarian Abbey, and Adare Augustinia …

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Highbury House
Highbury House

Ballymorris,Cratloe,, CLARE

5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Cratloe, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Ballymorris Pottery and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cratloe Woods …

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Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Doonbeg Ireland
Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Doonbeg Ireland

Doonbeg Golf Club, Doonbeg 00000

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (48 reviews)

Located on the beach, this family-friendly inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Doonbeg Shore Angling, Spanish Point Beach, and …

£188
Great National South Court Hotel
Great National South Court Hotel

Raheen Roundabout, Limerick V94 E77X

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (209 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Cresent Shopping Centre, Frank …

£63
Park Lodge
Park Lodge

Killarney Rd,Abbeyfeale,, LIMERICK

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Abbeyfeale, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Abbeyfeale Golf Club and within 12 mi (20 km) of Irish …

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Maldron Hotel Limerick
Maldron Hotel Limerick

Southern Ring Road, Limerick 0

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (707 reviews)

This family-friendly Limerick hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Roxboro Shopping Centre, People's Park, and Limerick City Galler …

£57
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Pocket Guide: Foynes Foynes Flying Boat Museum Hotels

Just outside Limerick City you’ll find rural accommodation around key attractions, from B&Bs and cosy guesthouses, to log cabins and three, four and even five star luxury hotels with golf courses and spas on-site. Choosing a hotel out of town gives you access to a different kind of holiday - nature breaks, golfing holidays and sporting holidays, and the chance to savour a slower pace of life in heritage villages like Adare with its thatched cottages and monastic sites. Luxury hotels aren’t just provenance of the city - you’ll find them in Bunratty, Adare, Ballycasey, Dromoland and Foynes, which was the birthplace of Irish coffee and is home to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Whether you stay locally or do a day trip from Limerick, the boat museum is a must-see.

Maritime History in Foynes and Limerick

Foynes Aviation and Maritime Museum is a charity based in the village of Foynes, a 40-minute scenic ride (22 miles) from Limerick city. Its aim is to preserve and tell the story of aviation and passenger travel across the north Atlantic, the history of maritime trading along the River Shannon and how it all connects to the port of Foynes. You can watch a video about the history of the flying boats, see interactive exhibits and displays and a replica B314 flying boat as seen in the 1930s. There’s also a replica of the airport terminal and waiting room as it would have looked in the 1940s when visitors such as John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt came to town.

It is fascinating to see what part the small village of Foynes played in aviation history and adds to the locals’ sense of pride in the area; hence it’s a popular little museum with an interesting story to tell.

Heritage Holidays in Foynes

Birthplace of Irish coffee (that’s another story), Foynes is a small village along the scenic N69 route from Limerick city. If you continue driving west past the village you can see how the maritime route runs on with views of the Shannon. Foynes has a pretty wood called Coillte Wood - over 17 acres along the river bank which used to be part of the 6,500-acre Monteagle Estate. You can still see the remains of the estate with paths, limestone walls, and the so-called Lady’s Gate towards the east of the property. Foynes is ideal for walking - it has great views, lots of wildlife and many species of trees. There’s also an active seaport with cargoes coming and going throughout the day.

Educational Breaks in Limerick

The Flying Boat Museum is a fantastic attraction for children and will keep them amused all afternoon. There are replica boats and flying simulators to cockpit. The museum shows how important the Shannon has been for maritime trade, the growth of the quay areas in Limerick and the key families who played a role in shaping its history. There are academic research papers, nautical objects and learning and outreach programmes linked to local schools and educational organisations. It’s also a hub in Foynes for other community activities.

There are many three to five star hotels and charming guesthouses to choose from for an intimate, relaxed stay in Foynes, Bunratty, Adare or further out in Limerick city. The museum is in a scenic rural location with good access from the city centre so makes an inspiring day trip or weekend break destination if you want to further your knowledge of the county’s maritime history.

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