Angela's Ashes starts in Brooklyn, New York, where Angela and Malachy meet.
The McCourt family return to Ireland in 1934, when Frank is four. Their last view of New York is the Statue of Liberty.
Malachy claims the River Shannon is responsible for "all the dampness in the world and killing us one by one."
The ruins of Carrigogunnell Castle where Frank sat on the highest wall and dreamt of the day he'd sail to America.