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St. Michan's Church

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Address: Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
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+353 1 872 4154
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14:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 12:45
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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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Unique experience in the city centre

My husband and I have been wanting to visit the crypts for months. It's great to know that we have something like this in the city centre. If you have about half an hour to kill... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been wanting to visit the crypts for months. It's great to know that we have something like this in the city centre. If you have about half an hour to kill, put this in your itinerary. The church is nestled amid modern buildings. You wouldn't have thought there are mummies and coffins of hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is a bargain at 6.00 euros for adults and 4.00 for seniors and children. I sought this church out specifically to see the organ that is housed here. It is strongly believed that Handel practiced "The Messiah" on this organ before its first performance. After seeing the beautiful organ, I was made aware that we could also tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I did the tour of St. Michans in October 2016. I had previously been brought on a tour many years before as part of my school days. The church is a lovely and straight forward example within the surrounding area; however the crypts beneath the church are something to behold. A fascinating area with wonderful history. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the church itself doesn't look impressive from the outside, it's what's on the inside- or should I say underneath- that counts! Going underneath the church and into the crypts felt like going somewhere forbidden. The tour guide was very knowledgable and his sense of humour definitely added to the tour! It was unlike any other tour that I have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 23 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 11 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

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