A vivid reconstruction of life in the lanes of Limerick and at school at Leamy School, with memorabilia from the life and time of Frank McCourt, as depicted in Angela’s Ashes, the first of his autobiographic memoirs and one that was rewarded with the Pulitzer Prize.
At the entrance to the museum, the visitor passes a bronze bust on a plinth of the late Dr. Frank McCourt. Inside, the museum showcases a classroom of the 1930’s and the McCourt home, as described in 'Angela’s Ashes'.
Wall murals depict:
- the young Frank in uniform cycling to work
- Angela inviting you to visit their home, comprising of the bedroom and kitchen
- and a gathering of children from the nearby lanes
A collection of memorabilia is seen in display cases. Items, such as, school books of the period and old photos – all donated by former pupils of Leamy School.
Some of Frank’s ashes were given to the museum by the family and have been lovingly placed in a box which currently overlooks Frank’s former classroom.
Hartstonge Street, Limerick
Mon – Fri : 11 am to 4.30 pm
Sat: 2pm – 4 pm