McCourt’s greatest legacy was his humility

Twelve years ago, when he returned to the city that he hated, loved and never got over, Frank McCourt brought his brothers with him. ‘‘This is Limerick,” he said, ‘‘I’ve got to watch my back.” He wasn’t kidding.

25th July, 2009

Twelve years ago, when he returned to the city that he hated, loved and never got over, Frank McCourt brought his brothers with him. ‘‘This is Limerick,” he said, ‘‘I’ve got to watch my back.” He wasn’t kidding.

If Angela’s Ashes was read and hailed the world over, there were some in Limerick who resented Frank’s success and accused him of exaggerating his family’s misery...

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