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Angela's Ashes Walking Tour

44 Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 17 Activities in Limerick
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: Walk through the most important sites depicted in Frank McCourt's best-selling autobiography "Angela's Ashes."

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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

If you are a fan of Frank McCourt then it doesn't get any better. The tour guide is great and the tour is done in a personal manner. You relive the book live in front of you because you visit all the spots. You also get a little history of Limerick with it! Excellent tour!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a great walking tour with Noel - a super friendly and very knowledgeable chap. This was really our introduction to Limerick as we only arrived twenty minutes before the tour began and we were treated to a few Limerick tidbits aside from the Frank McCourt facts. Great tour!

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We loved the Angela's Ashes walking tour with Declan. This was a highlight of our trip. Yes, even compared to the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney, Dublin, Guinness, Jameson, Waterford...I would say this tour ranked higher than most of the other adventures we had in Ireland. The streets of Limerick painted the struggles of Ireland in... More

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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Well, as someone who has never read the book or watched the film and never will, I must thank Noel for a great few hours entertainment. My wife is the Frank McCourt fan and Noels tour brought the book to life. It was great to meet Noel and listen to his stories. Well worth the money. My only problem is... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My mother and I have both read Angelas Ashes, and watched the film, and loved it, so were keen to do the tour - and were not dissapointed! Due to the weather, it was only the two of us, which meant we could ask as many questions as we wanted and not feel like we were holding people up. Great... More

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Alfey Menashe, Israel
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I booked an 'Angela's Ashes' special package with the George boutique hotel in Limerick on December 5th; it included 'ANGELA'S ASHES WALKING TOUR'. I was very fortunate to meet Noel Curtin as my guide. It was a very special experience: Noel brought the story to life for me; he is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, very nice, and professional and has a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our tour guide, Noel, was great...very knowledgeable. Sadly, a number of places in the book were no longer in existence...but we knew that before the tour. It was great to see all the places that were still standing, i.e., Leamy's School, a couple of the churches, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, etc. If you read the book, you should... More

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012 via mobile

First of all, Michael has never read the book. Instead, he relies on anecdotes from his childhood about the level of poverty in Ireland at the time. While he shows you the locations from Angela's Ashes, there isn't too much left to see. However the stories are amusing as he recounts several incidents from the book. I had expected something... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

NOEL WAS A FANTASTIC GUIDE! Initially, I was saddened to hear that Michael was feeling under the weather and was not able to give my boyfriend and I the tour of Limerick and Angela's Ashes. I heard about him on TripAdvisor so I was looking forward to his tour. However, we were delighted to meet Noel as he was very... More

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11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Michael, the tour guide kept quoting from the book and treated us like students. There weren't really any buildings left to see, they'd nearly all been demolished. It was a waste of time really, whereas teh Leamy's school museum was worth a visit - separate to the AA tour, a waste of shoe leather.

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