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Frank McCourt Museum

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Address: Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 61 319 710
14:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00

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A wonderful journey through the life and times of Frank McCourt and his family. There's an older gentleman there by the name of "Mick" who was one of Frank McCourt's friends who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Ronkonkoma, New York
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Hamar, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum situated in Frank McCourt´s old school. You can visit a classroom with additional information and displays. In the floor above the museum has made a copy of the apartment that the family lived in during their time in Limerick. Our walk ended in front of the museum and I can highly recommend the walk as... More 

Thank Masol1
Ronkonkoma, New York
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful journey through the life and times of Frank McCourt and his family. There's an older gentleman there by the name of "Mick" who was one of Frank McCourt's friends who tells amazing real life stories of his experiences with, and memories of, Frank McCourt. He tells his personal tales with flare and humor just as the traveling story... More 

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New York
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The woman who seems to be the director, Uta?, is a warm artist with lots to say about McCourt, who was the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ANGELA'S ASHES. The museum is set in Leamy School, where Frank and his brother Malachy went. You can see their classroom (including the "dunce desk"!) and where Frank sat. There are photos a-plenty, and... More 

Thank Maxene923
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My wife & I have both read the book Angela's Ashes & seen the movie. We decided to visit the museum as we had a spare hour just before it closed. To our delight, we were welcomed by Linny the museum manager who gave us a passionate & detailed tour beyond the advertised closing time. A hour there really takes... More 

1 Thank Rod W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We came here this afternoon and it was closed. There was a sign with a phone number that said to call for private tours. We called and arranged a tour for later that day. We met them there and for €4 we spent as much time as we liked going through the museum and seeing all the old photographs and... More 

Thank Jillian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very welcoming staff. I was very so surprised with the place. The Franck MCcourt museum is a great place to explore.

Thank Alexandre P
Pittsford, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This privately operated museum holds moving artifacts from the life and times of Frank McCourt, and the author's life in Limerick. My host, Pat, clearly holds McCourt's memory in high esteem, with good reason, and this feeling permeates the place. It is gloomy and solemn and profoundly sad to see the recreation of the family living quarters. This collection should... More 

1 Thank Marybeth T
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our time at the museum! It was a wonderfully interactive and informative exhibition with an incredibly kind and enthusiastic curator. Una and John gave us the royal treatment, making our trip unforgettable. Una's art brings to life the story and history of Frank McCourt and his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Angela's Ashes." My wife and I whole heartedly... More 

Thank CKnox098175689
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

An awesome stop, especially if you have read the book or saw the movie "Angela's Ashes". There is so much more to Frank's work & genius to be experienced. Don't miss a stop in "South's Bar" afterward!

Thank Ruthi K
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

An extremely well curated tribute to Frank McCourt, this museum, with its reproduction of two of the rooms in his house as a child as well as his actual school room, uses original artifacts and documents to help the reader fully understand his early life.

1 Thank Barbara M

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