The Foynes Flying Boat Museum recalls the time when Foynes, Ireland, became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. On July 9th 1939, Pan Am's luxury Flying Boat, the "Yankee Clipper" landed at Foynes. This was the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the Shannon became the focal point for air traffic on the North Atlantic.

We have set up this site as a repository for our photo archives. Pictures here include those taken by us, our contractors and others who have seen fit to share their pictures with us for display. Feel free to look around - you are likely to find anything here. Who knows, you might discover some hidden, forgotten gem! And of course, if you have photos you would like to contribute and share, please let us know. We appreciate all such offerings.

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NOTE: References to purchasing photographs on this site are posted by SmugMug, who host this site, and pertain to orders of prints provided by them. All material on this site may be freely downloaded. We simply ask that if you use it in any public way, you respect our copyright (or that of the photographer who provided it to us, as applicable) by listing proper credit.

NOTICE TO PHOTOGRAPHERS: If you have submitted material to us that is displayed on this site and do not wish your pictures to be made available as described above, please contact us through our website, and we will remove your photos immediately.