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St. Michan's Church

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Address: Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
Phone Number: 35318724154
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Description: 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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We just happened upon St Michan's after our bus driver mentioned it in passing. It is tucked away near the Jameson Distillery Museum. The old church is very pretty on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We just happened upon St Michan's after our bus driver mentioned it in passing. It is tucked away near the Jameson Distillery Museum. The old church is very pretty on the outside and the cemetary in back was very interesting. We went mainly for the crypt tour after being a little disappointed in the Christ Church crypt. We were not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My mother had told me about this church. Her mum took her to see the crypt when she was about 8 years old! She is now in her 70's so was an unforgettable experience!!! We arrived here from the Jameson tour. This isn't included with the Dublin Pass but well worth the entry fee, concessions are available too. The gent... More 

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Somerville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit. Self tour of the church above ground and guided tour below ground in the crypts. Not for everyone with exposed bones and open mummified coffins. Allow an hour including wait time for tour and low cost. Not for the larger in life and or physically challenged below ground as some manual dexterity is required. Guide only opens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely old church, several centuries of history. Excellent tour guide. Superb mummies in crypt, several over 750 yrs old!!!!!!!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Steps away from the Jameson Distillery Tour building, a visit to St. Michan's provides an experience you will remember forever. The guide to the crypts is terrific!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite things in Dublin and there was nobody else on the tour with us. Worth every penny and more. Wonderful tour guide, wish I remembered his name. If I ever win the lottery, I guess I owe him a cut.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We liked this one. It is a real crypt with real bodies. But the facilities are a bit basic for visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fabulous experience, something a little bit different. Really enjoyed it, A little creepy but fun, would recommend it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Depending on when you arrive you will be left in one of the crypts - it seems to be a rolling tour. We started in the 2nd crypt and ended up alone in the crypt with the mummys with no real knowledge of either. Should be interesting but ruined by the guide's interest in himself.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is an attraction marketed on exploring the ancient crypts underneath the church. The guides are amateur, reading of sheets of paper obviously as they don't know anything about what their talking. Their are real deceased persons on exhibition and the guides allow you to shake hands with the dead for " good luck". What a disgusting exploitation of these... More 

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