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St. Michan's Church

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Address: Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 872 4154
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Mon - Fri 14:00 - 16:45
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 12:45
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Underneath the church are five long burial vaults containing the mummified...

Underneath the church are five long burial vaults containing the mummified remains of many of Dublin's most influential 17th, 18th and 19th century families, including the legendary Shears brothers and the highly decorated coffins of the Earl's of Leitrim. Since Victorian times visitors have descended the vault steps to see the mummies and Bram Stoker, creator of the "Dracula" stories is believed to have visited the vaults in the company of his family. In one vault can be seen the remains of the "Crusader" though in fact he is only 650 years dead. The early visitors to the vaults were responsible for many of the myths and legends surrounding the bodies, though modern scientific investigations have cast doubts on many of these stories. Nevertheless, a visit to the Crypts to see the historic mummies is a remarkable experience.

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If you like quirky off-beat visits (mummies!) this is great!

We've been interested in St. Michan's ever since we heard of it. The church is interesting, but the tour of the crypts is exceptional!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Allentown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been interested in St. Michan's ever since we heard of it. The church is interesting, but the tour of the crypts is exceptional!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are into more alternative tourist attractions then this is a great place to visit. The tour groups are small and the guide is really great - interacting with the group and adding to the atmosphere of the visit. We tried ringing to make a booking but could not reach the booking office. We turned up during the tour... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting visit to this church, fascinating insight by our guide, would highly recommend visiting this church when visiting Dublin

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place very interesting and enjoyable place to see. BECAREFUL when visiting I found it hard to get up and down the steps there very steep if like me 5ft you will help getting out of the underground. But a most see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and it was closed. This time of year it only opens for tours from 12.30 so we had to go back. It was 6 euro per person which was well worth the money. The guide was really good and I would recommend you visit. It was about a 15 min walk from O'Connell St.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Church - many artifacts and historical objects. The tour is worth the time and is done in small groups.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great tour plenty of interesting history here, The tour guide really added to the experience, interacted with the children on tour.....Definitely worth it, and I will recommend it . Care is need on the steps on way down to the vaults, to meet the mummies,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A colleague recommended visiting St. Michan's and I'm so glad that I did. The tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Seeing the mummies is a truly unique experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A historical Church where Handel's Messiah was first played, mixed with a touch of the macabre. With a tour guide that embraces his role enhances one's experience. A must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Fantastic place to visit. It can be tricky to get down into the vaults below however it is well worth it. The history was fantastic to hear and the fact that there are so many coffins around you adds to the spookiness. I had thought that you could touch the bodies of the nun and crusader however they are now... More 

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