A bronze bust of author, and resident of New York, Frank McCourt, was unveiled in Limerick City today.

The unveiling of the bust will be attended by his widow, Ellen, who is visiting Limerick with his brothers Alphie, Michael and Malachy McCourt.

The Pulitzer Prize winner’s bust will be unveiled by his family at the Leamy Art School on Hartstonge Street.

Una Heaton, a friend of the McCourt family, has commissioned the bust which was made by, County Clare sculpture, Seamus Connolly.

While speaking to the Limerick Leader newspaper, Alphie McCourt said “It's not really for me to say, but I'm hoping the people of Limerick will welcome it. The unveiling of the bust is to honor Frank, and remember him, and to maybe acknowledge home grown artists. 'The artist hath no honor in his own country,' so I hope he gets the honor."

Frank McCourt is most famously known for his novel “Angela’s Ashes”.

The late author lived in New York City and Roxbury, Connecticut.

Frank McCourt bust unveiled in Limerick