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Frank McCourt Museum

Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
+353 61 319 710
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A must see for anyone interested in literary history

The museum was built in the old schoolhouse where Frank McCourt studied as a child. Una, the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Scott C
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Los Angeles, California
Essential visit for Angela's Ashes fans.

I dragged my partner to this museum whilst in Limerick. It's a lovely, quirky little place and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Kathleen R
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The museum was built in the old schoolhouse where Frank McCourt studied as a child. Una, the owner, gives an amazing tour filled with stories of Frank and his life. The art and style of the museum is just unbelievable and all created by Una...More

2  Thank Scott C
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I dragged my partner to this museum whilst in Limerick. It's a lovely, quirky little place and gives a lot of food for thought re Frank McCourt. Even my partner found it interesting!

2  Thank Kathleen R
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Frank McCourt Museum is a quirky small museum hidden down one of the side streets in limerick city centre. The building itself is shared by residences but the entire second floor of the building is dedicated to the writer Frank McCourt; the writer of Angela's...More

2  Thank danny2013do
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were able to visit this museum when the docent who knew Frank McCourt was there. He grew up in Limerick with the McCourt family and painted an accurate portrayal of the life and times of so many Irish families. It was a wonderful experience....More

2  Thank D5h2o
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

What a special experience! Listening to the stories of Frank McCourt's life and the impact of his writing on the country of his birth - as told by his childhood friend - was the rarest of visits. We enjoyed our visit to this privately funded...More

2  Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Frank McCourt truly lives on in this very personal museum with much of his memorabilia and re-creations of his classroom and his apartments of his childhood. This is very small and can be fully seen within an hour. If you enjoyed the book and his...More

2  Thank Doctorj53
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Most people have either read of viewed the film Angela's Ashes. The museum look back into Franks childhood and life from where he took his inspiration for his book. How the family lived, what happened to then, Franks life. Lots of facts and articles of...More

2  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you have read "Angela's Ashes" by McCourt it seemed that the museum was much more meaningful. My Wife had read the book, & my only experience with Frank McCourt was on a video tour of the "Best Pubs in Dublin" for which he had...More

2  Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Having been a big fan of Angela's Ashes this was one of the main reasons we stopped n Limerick.Very informative lady at the museum which was a former school of Mr.McCourt, building itself told an amazing story.What may have been boring to others was very...More

2  Thank ChALUTCH
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

I contacted the place late on a Friday evening to arrange a visit on Sunday and early on Saturday morning had a reply i needed with all info. Place was easy to find and parking on street outside you may need to pay if its...More

3  Thank John H
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