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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 #13 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Basically across the street from the Old Jameson Distillery and definitely worth the trip. Tour (€ 5) takes you into 2 crypts underneath one of the oldest churches in Dublin. AND you get to "shake hands with the crusader"...a.k.a., touch the finger of a 900 year old mummy. Tour guide is hilarious and gets into character. Definitely one of the... More 

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Glenmont, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I failed to see why this was so highly rated in some tour books. If you happen to be passing by, OK, stop in. Don't go out of your why to find it. Nothing special.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The guide who does the tour is very good. I have visited twice. This is a unique experience. The last time I visited there was also a photo exhibit. The stories the guide tell are really interesting. The mummies combined with the old graveyard leave a lasting impression.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The crypts are amazing. I got to touch the finger of a 300/400 year old mummy! An amazing experience. Cheap and worth a visit, close to heaps of other attractions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you like creepy crawl spaces with corpses, this is for you. Interesting old church above ground though. Just down the street from Jameson's.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you have a bit of a fascination for the spooky and the macabre, the mummies in the crypts of St. Michan's church are a perfect counter-balance to Dublin's usual tourist attractions. The guide was very theatrical and animated and added to the ghoulish experience. Hey, how often do you actually get to touch an actual mummy!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Quiet area to walk around and be surrounded by ancestry. It was a bit eery..and open crypts. Nice visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

You won't regret taking this tour of the church and crypts. Very interesting stories from the tour guide. Well worth the visit and price. As others have stated tour times can vary, so best check ahead of time. There are no washrooms on site(fyi)

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This little church has one of the funkiest crypt tours you will ever take. The hours are kind of odd, as in very few, but if you can time it out, take the tour. It's small and very old, the crypts are downstairs, I won't spoil the fun too much, because you have to see it yourself. It's the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Firstly, this isn't open all day in winter, so we missed it first time around. We went back, and though the tour is short its well worth doing

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