Frank McCourt Museum

The Frank McCourt Museum was established in 2011 by the artist Una Heaton. The museum is based in the middle floor of Leamy House. Built in the 1840s Leamy House it is a Tudor style listed building situated in the heart of Limerick City. For over a hundred years the school was used as a primary school.

The Pulitzer prize winning author Frank McCourt was a former student of the school in the 1930s. The school closed in the 1950s and served many purposes until Una opened up an art gallery in 2009. The same year Una commissioned a bust of Frank which stands at the entrance to Leamy House and began the transformation of the middle floor into the Frank McCourt Museum - Incorporating the actual 1930s classroom of Leamy School and the recreated McCourt residence of Roden Lane.

The museum also has a large selection of memorabilia from 1930s/40s Limerick and pieces relating to Angela’s Ashes - Frank's most famous literary work. 



The Frank McCourt Museum,

Hartstonge Street,


Telephone: +353 (0) 61 319710   


Click here  to see a map showing the Frank McCourt Museum.

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