The harbour village of Foynes is set on the Shannon estuary in the west of Ireland. Its wharf leads out to the foot of wooded hillsides where youﾒll see clusters of slate-roofed houses. The banks of the river offer peaceful walks in the shade of beech and sycamore trees. At Poultain point, you may see bottlenose dolphins leaping through the waters. On the site of the former airport, the Flying Boat museum tells the story of air links between Ireland and America. Here, you can enjoy a real Irish coffee, one of Foynesﾒ claims to fame, invented here in the 1940s.