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Frank McCourt Museum

Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
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Ranked #9 of 69 attractions in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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NE Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Everything Frank McCort. His letters, pictures, rough drafts, family genealogy, his cremains, the old school desks and all kinds of memorabilia about Limerick and his growing up years. I want to go back and spend more time here!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I arrived at the museum a bit late with a friend of mine. Since I read Angela's ashes in school I really wanted to go. Una Heaton, the great artistic director of the museum was so kind to open the museum for us, she gave us a little tour, explained about how she got the idea for the museum and... More

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Sykesville, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Fun to see the likeness of Frank's house and school. Be sure the read Angela's Ashes before coming so the tour has meaning. Wonderful tour guide; she enjoyed talking to us. Walk around the town, preferably with a tour guide (like Declan!) so you can hear about Frank's history as you walk.

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st john's NL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

They certainly don't give him a big billing, you have to discover the museum, which is fairly tucked away and low key. However it is packed with interesting photos of the kids and memorabilia and lots of interesting reading. If you go don't be put off by the rather tired display upstairs, go into the school room and spend and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Found this trip particularly enjoyable as we had previously read some of Frank McCourt's books from this renowned Limerick author, found them using intriguing and very very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Frank McCourt museum is off the top of O'Connell Street. It was put together by McCourt's friends and family in the building where he went to school. It does not pretend to be a professional, literary historical site. It is about his books, his influences, his life and the way things were at the time in Limerick. Half of... More

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chester cheshire
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Really enthusiastic owner running a single themed museum that manages to link (as Frank McCourt did) life in Limerick in the early 20th century, education with various souvenirs and memoirs of the work of Frank McCourt. Lots of odd items to ooh and aah over. Very simple and straightforward and a good way to spend a little while.

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Galway
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was apprehensive about visiting the museum with my young primary school aged boys but we were welcomed with open arms. Despite not knowing who Frank was the boys spent a fun hour exploring the old school room and finding out what life was like for boys in 1930s Limerick. A children's quiz was available which kept one of the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Brilliant! What did you like about it? Reminded of times past in Ireland! Enjoyed visit again recommended by our walking guide Declan! Lady there very informative and very informative!

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