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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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Martinsville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went to the museum today to learn more about Frank McCourt. I bought Angela's Ashes earlier in the week and definitely look forward to reading it now! The gentleman who showed me around had such great knowledge and insight. It's small, but very interesting. I also learned that some of Frank's ashes were right there in the school room.

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Watford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Small but good museum, a must for anyone who has read Frank McCourt's books in particular "Angela's Ashes"

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Watford,Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We sought out this museum after reading about it on line. The owner, Una Heaton was in attendance and personally showed us around adding interesting stories as we walked around. We also heard a recording of Frank talking and singing. A very worthwhile visit, particularly for those who know his books. Una, if you read this you might be interested... More

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This small museum tucked away is well worth a visit. I had a personal tour by a delightful guide. How the world has changed. McCourts novel was a real record of history, remembering the funny but harsh times of the poor in the 1930s. This museum brings it all to life whether you have read the book or not. You... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I stopped into the hotel while my husband took a nap. I have read all of McCourt's books and was interested to see what the museum held. When I arrived, there was a group in the main room and no one at the reception to take my entry fee. I figured I would run into someone eventually, so I headed... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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Cheshire
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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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