Frank McCourt Museum, Limerick

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 170+ 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 found this museum by accident. We had gone to look at my father's old school and saw it had been turned in to the Frank McCourt museum. Una was so welcoming and we had a great visit. She was really...  read more »
  • A super nice Museum with beautifully prepared Austellungsstücken, in one of the original locations from the book "Ashes". We had an almost private tour of a very nice older man, from the "Sewing box chat" has and could answer any of our questions. Makes you want to read the book (again) anyway! But definitely a must-have for all other Ireland fans, da man so very much about the history of Ireland is experiencing.
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  • I read his books, and was delighted to take a stroll down the path of his life.The lady who brought life to this museum, didn't leave a thing out.Her love for this project,is behind the door of a well...  read more »
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • As the curator of this museum, I feel so proud to be able to continue the name of our great Limerick writer Frank McCourt, within the museum ,you will visit the classroom of 1930 s ,which is dedicated to Franks early life at school in Leamy s, where his love of the English language was nurtured, by one of his great teachers Mr. [ hoppy ] O Halloran, within the museum you will also see the reconstruction of the living conditions of both the kitchen and bedroom, where you will experience the miserable Irish well described in Franks works. even though we are going through some financial hardships with the building I hope with the help of visitor numbers to keep this museum alive for as long time to come, with your visits it will not doubt extend beyond my lifetime......
  • Simple and interesting. you can fell how was the scenery and you can fell like you were into the movie.
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