Foynes Island - Viewpoint
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Foynes Island, Foynes, Limerick,
A short walk from the Discovery Point provides the visitor fantastic views out over the estuary. Foynes is a village and major port in County Limerick, located at the edge of hilly land on the southern bank of the Shannon Estuary.
Foynes is situated at the foot of mature forest slopes of Ballynacragga and Knockpatrick which help to give it shelter.
To the north of the town is Foynes Island which forms a boundary to a deep water and sheltered channel, where the harbour is located.
Foynes has a rich maritime and aviation history and was once the last port of call on the eastern shore of the Atlantic for flying boats as it became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. Nearby is the village and Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum.