Frank McCourt Museum, Limerick

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The Frank McCourt Museum is situated in Hartstonge Street, Limerick, Ireland. Founded and run by Una Heaton, the building housed the old Leamys School, which was attended by Frank McCourt and mentioned several times in his memoir Angela's Ashes.
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  • 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!  more »
  • 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 de...  more »
  • 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 Ir...  more »
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  • If you've seen Angela's Ashes or read the books it's a must. They are very helpful and also provide walking tours.
  • My experience with the museum made my whole trip to Limerick a great experience. Not only was the dedication to this notable author perfect, but the people running it were phenomenal. They were so welcoming, funny, and long time locals of Limerick who had countless stories to share. It's also important to note - if you want to take the Angela's Ashes tour, the official one is through this museum. The Limerick tourist center offers a similar walking tour as well, but the one run by the museum is given by a man who knew Frank personally and is more thorough for your money if you are a McCourt fan! Thank you for the great experience!
  • After reading the book and sawing the movie it was necessary to visit this museum. Tourguides were nice and had knowledge on the subject. You were allowed to interact with the whole museum . Although it was not that big , we spent over an hour in there . Great Experience
  • Inside the building that used to be Frank McCourt's shool, recreation of his childhood house. His old classroom is full of memorabilia from his childhood years.
  • The museum may be small, but the careful work and attention to every detail about Frank McCourt is gigantic. Every piece at the museum that I saw was a memory becoming alive from the book that I read just a month ago. From 'little italy' to the brand of smokes that Angela smoked, everything was there. The tour guide was so patient and very helpful all the time, his knowledge about pictures, the book itself, and donated items to the museum only enriched my experience. Everything I have imagined while reading the book became true once I visited the museum. This is an unforgettable place to visit even if you did not read Angela's Ashes, because it is a journey to a part of history of Limerick as well. Be sure to go by bus or bicycle, since the street was all occupied by parked cars.

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Enjoy top attractions and vibrant nightlife by staying in a hotel or smaller accommodations in Limerick's city center. The central area is not only the most convenient option, but also the safest option for tourists. Here you'll find plenty of hotels, hostels, and other lodgings that work for any budget. If you like to steer clear of the constant buzz of the city, opt for a bed and breakfast or guesthouse in the countryside surrounding the city; avoid the town's outskirts.
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