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St. Michan's Church

Church St. Lower, Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
353 (0)1 872 4154
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Ranked #21 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was a really interesting and entertaining tour that I'd highly recommend, even if it did give me chills up my spine for the entire time we were there! The tour guide really makes the tour. He puts on a really authentic act and, at the end, I was left wondering whether he is actually one of the dead people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Attended today with my 8yo daughter. This is a fantastic little church and the tour of the crypts was fascinating. Seeing the naturally mummified deceased insitu below the church and listening to the explanation and history explained by the tour guide was very interesting. The tour of the actual crypts only took about half hour and we are all really... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm a bit of a history buff and I was very impressed with this tour. I've brought several different groups here, including some American friends, a date and some children(!) and they all equally loved the tour, the crypt and especially the tour guide! I'd highly recommend a visit here.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a church with a difference and it's only around the corner form the Jameson Distillery. The church looks like any other church but it is very different. Underneath the building, there is a crypt!. You only have to pay a few euros and there is a very nice man, he takes you down to the crypt and you... More

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Pleasanton, California
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143 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Yes, we heard about the crypts and that's why we decided to go, but it's actually turned out to be much better than what I expected. The church is just a short walk across the river from the touristy Temple Bar area. Some parts of the church a very old, including the crypts, but most of what you see above... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed the mummies and going into the crypts underneath the Church. Funny guide and informative . Worth the price and you even get to shake hands with the mummy .

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The guide was a real character like a sort of Iggy Pop does Vincent Price. While quite theatrical, he was really informative and made an effort to engage with visitors based on their nationalities and patient with the translators. Hearing about the history of the rebels and coffins was a real treat and the Church itself is quite beautiful. This... More

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Dayton NJ
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We specifically wanted to visit St Michan's, having read about the crypts - and it was worth the cab fare. They only have 2 opened to the public, but just getting down into them is very creepy.... The mummies were fascinating, and the tour guide was creepy enough to make their stories even stranger.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The tour is cheap and worth doing and the guide is very amusing and knows his stuff. The steps down into the tombs are very steep, but if you can do it its worth the trip. We got to touch the finger of the giant it's said to be lucky and I have to admit, I have had a few... More

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N Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I can't understand why in the middle of the summer on a busy bank holiday this place is closed. The tour guide on the hop on hop off bus didn't tell us in advance and we had to go find it to find out. Lovely garden area around the back.

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