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

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A must for anyone who has read Angela's Ashes

Even though the rooms were undergoing some decoration, the guide was very helpful and informative. The building is wonderfully evocative of a bygone era. Really enjoyable visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elaine G
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the rooms were undergoing some decoration, the guide was very helpful and informative. The building is wonderfully evocative of a bygone era. Really enjoyable visit.

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Thank Elaine G
Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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frankmccourtmuseum, Owner at Frank McCourt Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Rodrigo for your excellent comments re our Frank McCourt museum here in Limerick Ireland, yes it was and is a labour of love in respect for the great writer that is Frank,,,, keeping the memories alive. Una Curator. More 

Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It was culture night and we (My daughter and 2 other friends) went to the frank court musem and we loved it. Even though it was small...My daughter and her friends went to a clear whiteboard and began to draw Then a member of staff asked if she could draw them!! It all ended well and it great fun if... More 

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1 Thank Ruth H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this experience! Mickey our tour guide was amaZing! So knowledgeable and gave a really fun, personal tour around the frank mc court museum! I would highly recommend! I have read the books, so for me this was great! My partner has not read the books but will be doing now! Great experience!

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1 Thank Lauren H
Toronto, Canada
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

In central Limerick, on a quiet side street, in a former textile factory, and former school, is the Frank McCourt museum. The actual museum is in the classroom where Frank attended school. Our guide Mickey, was a friend of Frank’s and provided many personal anecdotes – most linked to the book “Angela’s Ashes”. They have numerous artifacts from Frank’s life,... More 

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Perry, Florida
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

After reading Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes we were looking forward to visiting this museum. Our tour guide was a friend of Mr. McCourt so the information he provided was not just something guides put together for entertainment purposes. You can see the classroom and Mr McCourt's actual desk and upstairs there is the bedroom where the family slept as well... More 

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1 Thank Gaelic49
Quebec City, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We truly enjoyed our visit. A grim look at the life of poor young Frank. The museum is filled with memorabilia that brings back passages from the book and makes it "real". We were treated to an excellent guided tour by Ms Heaton, the curator. My husband had not read the book but left the museum wanting to read the... More 

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Michigan
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

If you have read the book "Angela's Ashes", you need to go to this museum. It was like a walk through the life of the author, Frank McCourt. And our guide Michael was wonderful! He was a friend of Frank's and was so knowledgeable and entertaining!

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1 Thank Nanny1plus8
New South Wales
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90 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a very interesting tour (€4 each) by a guide who was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. We were taken to a replica bedroom and kitchen that Frank would have grown up in. Lots of things to read and see and the guide was fabulous. Highly recommend

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

If you've read Angela's Ashes you'll know what to expect. The museum is staffed by very friendly enthusiasts, many of whom knew McCourt personally and have taken pains to recreate a classroom from his era as well as rooms filled with memorabilia in his memory. I was only surprised to find they hadn't any of his books for sale. Entrance... More 

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