Alphie McCourt

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Alphie McCourt
Born Alphonsus Joseph McCourt
(1940-07-29)29 July 1940
Limerick, Ireland
Died 2 July 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 75)
Occupation Memoirist, writer,
Nationality Irish-American
Spouse Lyn Rockman McCourt (1974–2016)
Children Allison McCourt (daughter)
Relatives Frank McCourt, Malachy, Michael, (brothers), Angela (mother), Malachy (father)

Alphonsus Joseph "Alphie" McCourt (29 July 1940 – 2 July 2016) was an Irish-American writer. He was the youngest brother of Frank McCourt.[1]

Early life[edit]

Alphie McCourt was born in Limerick, Ireland on 29 July 1940, the youngest son of Malachy McCourt (1901–1985) and Angela Sheehan (1908–1981).


Following in the footsteps of his elder brothers Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt, Alphie had his own memoir A Long Stone's Throw published in 2008.[2]