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Angela's Ashes Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 Summary

Frank McCourt
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Chapter 2 Summary

Margaret Sheehan sends the requested funds, and the McCourts reach Ireland a week later. They meet Grandpa and Grandma McCourt in Toome, but are not warmly welcomed. Malachy's father suggests the family go to Dublin. Work may be more plentiful there, and Malachy can obtain money for having served in the IRA. In Dublin, Malachy learns that the IRA has no record of his service, making him ineligible for financial assistance. As a result, the family must spend the night at a local police station. In the morning, the police take up a collection to send the family to Angela's mother in Limerick. The sergeant's wife gives Angela an egg to eat, noting her, "condition."

The McCourts spend one night with Angela's mother, Margaret. Angela's sister, Agnes, comes home from her job at a clothing factory. She lives with Margaret when she is separated from...

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