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Frank McCourt Museum

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Address: Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
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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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A Limerick gem that should be preserved

I was here just before Christmas as I had friends and family home. As a Limerick native I knew the story of Frank McCourt but had never visited the museum. It was great to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was here just before Christmas as I had friends and family home. As a Limerick native I knew the story of Frank McCourt but had never visited the museum. It was great to see the replica school house, rooms with 'Little Italy' and the documents of the time. Everyone who went really enjoyed the visit. I've heard there is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Frank McCourt museum brings the book Angela's Ashes to life. If you haven't read it, the museum will not likely make much sense but if you have, it is a great culmination of some of Frank's memories and experiences. Una, the lovely woman who has created the museum and runs it (and is an incredible watercolor painter!!!), has some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were visiting Ireland recently on vacation. My niece really wanted to visit the Frank McCort museum since she read the book Angela's Ashes. The rest of my family went to please her. I am very glad that we did. The rest of us knew nothing about the book or the man, but we found ourselves entertained nevertheless. The proprietor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great visit! Really enjoyed delving into Limerick's past. Something for everyone, big and small. Special thanks to Una!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our afternoon here in the Frank Mc Court Museum. As an avid fan of Angela's Ashes I was looking forward to seeing the exhibits and artefacts from the novel and was not disappointed. My husband who had not read the novel was prepared to be indulgent but he enjoyed it as much as I did as it... More 

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Millis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Frank McCourt Museum was the highlight of my trip. And I did a lot of great things in 10 days. Una, the museum curator is the loveliest and most thoughtful person in Ireland. I loved Angela's Ashes and 'Tis so very much. Una brought the museum to life. I felt so much emotion during my time at the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum is inside the school where Frank McCourt went to school. Una took me for a private tour even thought the museum was closed on that day. You really feel this woman have the place deep inside her heart, and it is too sad to see the building is on sale and the museum might disappear. She made all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A must see when you're in Limerick! Una is perfection and really makes you feel at home and knowledgeable about Frank's life (they were friends!). You really get a sense of who Frank was and appreciate his contributions to the literature world, and to the Irish people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The museum was interesting. Those running the museum were fantastic and very knowlegeable of all things mccourt. Thanks

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

For all fans of Angela's Ashes and any other books written by Frank McCourt, this is a must see! Una Heaton, the owner of the museum, has creatively and skillfully replicated Frank's school house and one of his several childhood homes. You were really taken back in time while walking through the museum. I really got a feel for what... More 

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