Frank McCourt Museum, Limerick
(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
The central area of the museum is a faithful re-creation of the former classroom of the 1930's ,with authentic desks and wall hangings. Visitors can imagine the young Frank and his friends sitting at these desks as the teacher 'beat the education into them'.

Two rooms have been turned into a museum by Una and are a re-creation of the McCourts home in Roden Lane. Visitors can see first hand the living conditions expierienced by the McCourts and the other familes who lived in the Lanes of Limerick.

The museum is open daily. Groups by appointment. Contact Una at +353 86 3735015
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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! 
  • 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 docume...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • The tour guide was fun and allows anyone in the tour to interact with the museum. There's a lot of little fun photo ops here where you can actually get the feel of what Frank's life was like as a young schoolboy.
  • A must see for anyone who has read Angela's Ashes. The museum is housed in the school (leamys) that Frank went to. There is lots of memorabilia and very knowledgeable staff at hand to answer any questions you may have. Also there is a setup of the house they lived in on the tenement street.