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St. Michan's Church

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Address: Church St. Lower, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 (0)1 872 4154
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It's not every day you shake hands with a mummy!

We took the tour of the crypt at Saint Michan's many years ago and decided that our trip to Dublin would not be complete without doing it again! We had the same guide as last time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We took the tour of the crypt at Saint Michan's many years ago and decided that our trip to Dublin would not be complete without doing it again! We had the same guide as last time who was highly entertaining and taught us so much about Irish History and the Rising, You do actually get to touch a mummy -... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

What a surprising hidden gem in Dublin centre. The tour of the crypts was insightful and the tour guide was informative and funny and has a great theatrical way about him. A great place to while away an hour.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Unexpected but enjoyable short tour of the burial vaults of this small church. Climb down into underground crypts requires navigation of narrow passage but well worth it.tour guide really created an atmosphere with his quirky sense of humour.apparently Bram Stoker may have visited and i can see where the idea for Dracula in his coffin may have come from.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I wanted to see the place for its connection to Handel..but...I was blown away by the tour of the crypts beneath the church. The tour guide's eloquent and highly amusing anecdotal descriptions just lit the darkened crypt up. A hidden and most understated gem - the best way to spend €5 in Dublin! Loved it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Amazing old building and the tour is well worth a punt. The church has a peculiar ancient atmosphere and the tombs will creep you out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Such humorists, and storytellers! Our guide really enjoys sharing the history in a most delightful way! I thought I would be too scared to go "below" and see the crypts, but he made it very fun, with his mannerisms, and voice reminiscent of Vincent Price! Don't miss this! You might be braver than you think!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This hadn't been on my list of places to visit but was recommended - if I dare!! The church itself is not particularly exciting but the crypt however was very interesting. The conditions below the church are such that several of the deceased inmates have been mummified and I was invited to touch the largest one (believed to be a... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lovely little church and although the tour was short it was very interesting. Went into the crypts and was told of the history. Was able to touch a mummies finger which is supposed to bring good luck. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Didn't know what to expect from this little trip. We had been told by friends to visit so thought it rude not to whilst on a mini break to Dublin! We arrived at the ancient church on a Friday afternoon and greeted by a very pleasant chap who sold us our tickets for what turned out to be a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a great time when we visited St Michan's church. You have to be careful of the opening times (we went on a Friday and the tours started at 12:30 and finished at 15:30 I think). But it's well worth it! The highlight for us was the tour guide - he was knowledgeable, spoke in different languages to help non-english... More 

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