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Frank McCourt Museum

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Address: Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 61 319 710
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00

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Very welcoming staff. I was very so surprised with the place. The Franck MCcourt museum is a great place to explore.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very welcoming staff. I was very so surprised with the place. The Franck MCcourt museum is a great place to explore.

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Thank Alexandre P
Pittsford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This privately operated museum holds moving artifacts from the life and times of Frank McCourt, and the author's life in Limerick. My host, Pat, clearly holds McCourt's memory in high esteem, with good reason, and this feeling permeates the place. It is gloomy and solemn and profoundly sad to see the recreation of the family living quarters. This collection should... More 

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1 Thank Marybeth T
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We loved our time at the museum! It was a wonderfully interactive and informative exhibition with an incredibly kind and enthusiastic curator. Una and John gave us the royal treatment, making our trip unforgettable. Una's art brings to life the story and history of Frank McCourt and his Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Angela's Ashes." My wife and I whole heartedly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

An awesome stop, especially if you have read the book or saw the movie "Angela's Ashes". There is so much more to Frank's work & genius to be experienced. Don't miss a stop in "South's Bar" afterward!

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Thank Ruthi K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

An extremely well curated tribute to Frank McCourt, this museum, with its reproduction of two of the rooms in his house as a child as well as his actual school room, uses original artifacts and documents to help the reader fully understand his early life.

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1 Thank Barbara M
Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Despite living in Limerick for the last couple of years i only found this by mistake. If you have read the book you will certainly find this interesting as you relate what you are seeing to scenes in the book if not it's still a snapshot in time of Limerick so nice to visit. An interesting museum that should be... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We found this museum by accident. We had gone to look at my father's old school and saw it had been turned in to the Frank McCourt museum. Una was so welcoming and we had a great visit. She was really interested in dads old tales of Limerick and the McCourts. The children had lots to do and look at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I read his books, and was delighted to take a stroll down the path of his life.The lady who brought life to this museum, didn't leave a thing out.Her love for this project,is behind the door of a well put together, step by step, walk back into the pass .Well done.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

While doing a "Grand Tour" by coach of Ireland we were given 3 hours to explore Limerick by ourselves. With limited time we decided to concentrate on the museum because I was sure I had an (unread) copy of "Angela's Ashes" back at home and hoped this visit would be the perfect introduction. I was certainly not disappointed. Curator, Una... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fair priced museum with a lot to view for folks that read the book. If you are in Limerick and have read and enjoyed Angela's Ashes, it is a must see.

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