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Frank McCourt Museum

Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 68 Attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I visited this museum a few weeks ago and loved it, The host was very friendly and took time to walk me through the museum and explain the various aspects. The reconstructed living quarters were brilliant and very well done, Would recommend this museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wow, what a fantastic museum.During "a wandering around" afternoon we spotted an advert for it. We'd read Angels's Ashes and enjoyed the read so we decided to visit. How pleased we were. I was probably the oldest in the party visiting that afternoon! I wasn't just viewing History-I was reliving MY childhood. I learnt to write on a slate using... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Saw this museum advertised on a flyer in our hotel and thought that it was not far to walk . We had both read "Angela's Ashes" and so decided to have a look. WOW!! WHAT A FIND. The museum tells the story of life Frank's life when he lived in Limerick, but more, much more than that. It is in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Brilliant, is the only word to describe this exhibition, well laid out, informative, and it gave a real feeling of how it was in his day. Well worth a return visit, and €3 admission excellent value,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

I saw the museum advertised on the Irish channel & was delighted that after arriving 45 minutes after the closure I was still given a guided tour by Una all for only €3! I adore the book & was very pleased that such a museum existed including so many great finds from Frank's life & many of which donated by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This museum should be a must for all visitors to Ireland. It provides for a fantastic understanding of the not so glorious part of the history of Ireland at that tme. The museum has been put together with much love and is being expanded on further. The owners put a lot of effort in it's up-keep. Their dedication shows in... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a gem of a place. Our 26th wedding anniversary and a memorable day. Una, the curator goes to incredible lengths to ensure you get the most out of your visit. She is bursting with ideas to add further features. A guided tour with lots of chances to participate and some great photos and exhibits. A video and the opportunity... More

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Mottram, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wonderfull little museum, with a wide array of real, honest and interesting artifacts including some of franks ashes. Una showed us around and was far nicer and close reality experience than many museums. Well worth a visit. Also the documentary saved walking around limerick looking for traces from franks life and was very interesting. P.s. read book or see film... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Its run by lovely friendly people, who provide a very personal touch and clearly respect the memory and work of Frank McCourt. An excellent use of his old school.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum is excellent. Owned and run by 1 women without any support from government or city! She did amazing job! She is so friendly and knowledgeable about Fran's work. Seriously, read the books, go to Limerick, go to museum and go around and find Frank's footsteps. They are still there!

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