Frank McCourt Museum

Frank McCourt Museum, Limerick: Address, Phone Number, Frank McCourt Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Frank McCourt Museum
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Naas-Man
Naas, Ireland132 contributions
Oct 2019
Well worth the €5 admission. But hurry it's closing for good end of October (due to lack of funding). A volunteer guide gave 4 of us a tour. Spent 90 mins of so there. There's a classroom - where Frank when to school - and LOTS of memorabilia to look at & read. There's also a mock up of one of the places Frank lived in with his family. Must have been miserable growing up in that poverty and squalor!
Written October 14, 2019
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nidsurlac
White Pigeon, MI5 contributions
Oct 2019
October 2019 is the last chance to view this charming museum in Limerick. Come see where Frank McCourt went to school, his family photos, his awards, and a replica of his home. You really feel his home life and the poverty level that shaped his books.
Written October 5, 2019
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JazzLover52
Highland, NY2 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
We visited the museum, only to be informed that they were informed that they would have to close due to lack of funding. This museum is a labor of love, run by volunteers. Our guide was interesting and very knowledgeable. The museum has a great deal of memorabilia donated by the McCourt family. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It would be a great loss if it has to close.
Written September 28, 2019
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Owen Kelly
6 contributions
Sep 2019
A truly unforgettable experience. The guide was so informative and she really went above and beyond, me and my brother could not be more grateful. The tour was immensely intriguing as to what sort of life Frank McCourt and the people closest to him had lived.
Written September 24, 2019
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RainSeattleMom
Issaquah, WA453 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a small museum housed in the old school that Frank McCourt went to whilst living in Limerick. We had a guide take us upstairs to two rooms that were laid out like Frank's living quarters. Then downstairs we were free to roam one large room filled with lots of things including an example of what the classroom may have looked like. We had a very interesting visit, and the guide was happy to answer dozens of our questions. We went on a bank holiday. Well worth a stop if you are a fan of the book series.
Written August 23, 2019
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Mary A
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Big fans of Limerick and Angela's Ashes so paid a visit to this memorian of Frank Mccourt. A very friendly and knowledgeable gentleman showed us around and told us many stories along the way. Good and interesting sets are on display depicting what the houses of Limerick old would have looked like. Bought some original hardback copies of Frank's work that I will now cherish. Worth a visit and then a little walk around the area.
Written August 10, 2019
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Thank you for your visit and great comments to our Frank McCourt museum It’s always heartwarming to read such reports as yours Una curator/artist
Written August 12, 2019
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veronica m
17 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It was a great place to visit if you have read his book and seen the movie Angela's Ashes. What a tribute to a wonderful man. Having such a horrible childhood and growing up the way he did is amazing. Our tour guide was very informative.
Written July 31, 2019
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muljazz
Stirling, UK9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We arrived at 1.45pm to be met with a sign that said closed until 2.30pm. There were 4 other German tourists also wanting to get in. We all gave up. Either the opening hours should reflect this or staff should be there when they say they will.
Written July 25, 2019
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I’m so sorry that you didn’t see the museum. Unfortunately I’m running the museum solely on my own and I greatly depend on volenteers to assist me I know this will not be a comfort to you but if you would like a free visit with my compliments another time You are more than welcome Sincere apologies Una curator
Written July 26, 2019
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Phil
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
A quirky little museum with an invitingly personal touch. It feels a bit like a McCourt garage sale as you get a glimpse into the family's and Limerick's past with the chance of meeting members of the family on site. I recommend it and a subsequent walk around the neighborhood.
Written July 21, 2019
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ITRT
Virginia34,644 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The museum is located in a portion of the Leamy House once home to the Leamy School where McCourt attended as a youngster. The Tudor-style building has turrets, chimneys and gargoyles. Near the entrance is a bust of McCourt. The museum is small and situated on two floors. On the first floor is a classroom of the 1930s, wall murals, and a collection of memorabilia donated by former students of the school. There is a mock-up of the bedroom and kitchen as described in the book Angela’s Ashes of the McCourt’s home is displayed. Admission is charged.
Written July 17, 2019
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