Angela's Ashes is the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, it follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick
The Angela’s Ashes walking tour of Limerick follows in the footsteps of Frank McCourt. The book consists of various narratives and stories of Frank McCourt's impoverished childhood and early adulthood in Brooklyn, New York and Limerick as well as McCourt's struggles with poverty, his father's drinking issues and his mother's attempts to keep the family alive. Angela's Ashes was first published in 1996 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.
The Angela’s Ashes walking tour takes participants through the various locations mentioned in the book – through historic Georgian Limerick viewing the stone-faced Georgian offices and townhouses which frame St. John’s Square. Through the streets and parks that McCourt played in as a child, by the street where the McCourt’s Family lived and to Leamy House, the school which Frank attended until his 14th birthday. Our guide will captivate you with stories of Frank McCourt's life and times in Limerick.