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Frank McCourt Museum

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Address: Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: 35361319710
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Lovely visit with great hosts!

If you are interested in Frank McCourt at all, or Limerick itself, it's a great spot. Cheap and inspiring museum. I went to Limerick by myself as a 20 year old girl and had no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Archdale, North Carolina
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Archdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in Frank McCourt at all, or Limerick itself, it's a great spot. Cheap and inspiring museum. I went to Limerick by myself as a 20 year old girl and had no idea where I was going! I knew I wanted to see the museum, so I went. They were undergoing renovations at the time and let... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A must see for admirers of Frank McCourts recount of growing up in an impoverished family in a country buckled with poverty and the influence of the Catholic Church. This humble museum, by it's very passion for the subject , pays homage to the young Frank and the very dire circumstances he grew up in. There isn't any gloss or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited this attraction..... it appeared closed but you could enter the "mock up" rooms. Terrible, just a couple of rooms.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I didn't know a thing about Frank McCourt but still thought it was an interesting museum. The place is small, with about a few rooms to go through you can do the whole thing fast if you want. The tour was nice and the guide tailored it for me since I knew NOTHING about Frank McCourt and hadn't read the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely lady brought us around personally. Lots of good photos and a great mock up of life in those times

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Apparently the above quote was from Frank himself (if I got the quote correct).We'll in the case of Mick O' Donnell our tour guide the words are quite apt.I brought my friend Barbra from Ballina in Mayo who was visiting me to the above museum where we were both enlightened and entertained by Mick.He's passion and knowledge of the life... More 

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Methven, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Loved visiting here. The two gents that run the tour knew Frank. We enjoyed their stories and tour through the museum. It was a rather fantasic experience for me, having read the book and seen the movie Angela's Ashes. Worth the visit. I have visions of this place expanding into something great!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Designed, created, and curated by Native Limerick Artist Una Heaton. This museum depicts the life of Frank McCourt and his peers. The museum provides a glimpse to what life was like in Ireland during the 1930s and 40s. Even if you have not read any of McCourt's books, you should visit this museum as it provides a historical narrative. McCourt's... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very much enjoyed our visit on a Saturday afternoon. They aren't usually open at that time, but we wandered in anyway since the door was open. Mike gave us a personalized tour and took all the time we wanted to talk about Frank McCourt, the book, and life in Limerick then and now. As he knew Frank, the stories were... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We came on a Sunday and were given, quite unexpectedly, a private tour by Una. What a lady! She slowly lead us through the exhibits, of which there were many, regaled us with stories and tales, showed us to South's Pub where Frank had his first pint, and then drove us to our hotel! Imagine! And we being strangers! Limerick... More 

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