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 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 m...  more »
  • We were in Limerick on a Sunday afternoon and were unable to get an Angela's Ashes tour. So we headed off on our own armed with a map. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that this museum was ope...  more »
  • This museum is definitely worth a visit. There is an interesting video and, on our visit, Una, an articulate and dedicated volunteer detailed the collection of information regarding Frank's life as we...  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.