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Frank McCourt Museum

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Of course, if you’ve read (or seen) Angela’s Ashes this is a “Have To” location in Ireland. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stunning After Reading Angela's Ashes!!!

You have to walk into the building before you get the REAL feeling you are walking back in time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hartstonge Street | Leamy House, Limerick, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Although under funded this modest museum has worked hard to bring the childhood of Frank McCourt to life. For the very reasonable 4 euro entry charge don't expect interactive displays and top end technology, displays focus on pictures and items donated by family and friends...More

5  Thank TaciturnTraveller
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 March 2013

This "museum" is a joke. It's an empty classroom and two fake slum rooms. Worst of all is the unfriendly and disinterested host who knew less than us about the writer (one of us never having read his books) and rushing us out claiming she...More

11  Thank ShannenSilverman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my granddaughter visited limerick last Saturday only to discover the museum was closed on website said was opened from April until October so was not happy as had travelled from dublin

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frankmccourtmuseum, Owner at Frank McCourt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The website has unfortunately not being updated to explain the new opening times for weekends I extend a complimentary visit to my museum anytime you’ll like to visit So sorry Una curator

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of course, if you’ve read (or seen) Angela’s Ashes this is a “Have To” location in Ireland. The history of Ireland, as described in the museums of Dublin and Galway, seems to stop in 1922. As if nothing has happened since. Not at the McCourt...More

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frankmccourtmuseum, Owner at Frank McCourt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to walk into the building before you get the REAL feeling you are walking back in time!!! I whispered when I got inside; no kidding. It was awesome and my wife had to remind me it wasn't a "holy" place; for some it...More

Thank retiredrick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum when it opened and absolutely loved it! The guide was a lovely man who brought the history of the time of Frank McCourt's childhood come to life! He was very informative about McCourt, of course, but also well-informed about Ireland's political...More

1  Thank Marbken
frankmccourtmuseum, Owner at Frank McCourt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I had read the Frank McCourt book 'Tis' and was interested in seeing something in Limerick 'city'. Let's face it - there isn't a lot to the place - more like a large town. Lots of beggars in the streets, slipshod service in most places...More

2  Thank andesronj351
frankmccourtmuseum, Owner at Frank McCourt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear visitor I’m so sorry to learn of your bad experience in limerick and at our museum I have put this GEM of a museum together with MY LABOUR OF LOVE for Frank If as you say you visited my museum 10th oct and you...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

The Frank McCourt Museum steps back to 1930's Limerick and is a hidden gem in the city. We had the pleasure of meeting artist Una Heaton who gave us a charming guided tour of the gallery and the tranformation untertaken of the middle floor. THe...More

2  Thank deirdrenighiolla2018
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This museum deserve your time. I've never heard of anything to do with them, the book/play but it's fascinating. We had a guided tour, 2h well spend with someone hyper friendly and passionate about the history around this place and the family. The entrance is...More

1  Thank Benny B
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Our group thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this unique little museum. We were warmly welcomed and the staff were so nice. Wonderful guided tour. Thank you . Maria

1  Thank maria162017
frankmccourtmuseum, Owner at Frank McCourt Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you it was a pleasure to have ye visit Una

Reviewed 1 October 2018

I was thrilled to see the museum was closed to my hotel. It was cool to see the museum was at the actual school that Frank McCourt attended. The rooms were set up as the kitchen and bedrooms of his house, and one as the...More

1  Thank raqueldowd
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about his job. He was very friendly and made himself available for all questions. I really enjoyed the way they set up the apartment.

1  Thank beaumont95
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