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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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MUMMIES, in Ireland? Check out eerie vaults

Edgar Allan Poe would have relished an expedition down to these ancient burial vaults...coffins piled one atop another, crushing those at the bottom, revealing the odd leg, arm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Matthews, North Carolina
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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Edgar Allan Poe would have relished an expedition down to these ancient burial vaults...coffins piled one atop another, crushing those at the bottom, revealing the odd leg, arm, head... At the far end, open coffins reveal mummies....one, mouth wide open, "Must have been a woman!" jests the sextant. Skin is still pliable note those inclined to "shake hands" with the... More 

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Wapakoneta, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ok, if you like to do things out of the ordinary this is for you. There is a crypt with the mummies from about the 13th century of a nun, a crusader and someone else. You can still see their fingernails. Gross, creepy and fun! Minimal charge and not crowded, wonder why ...

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I know it says April 2014 above but didnt have the option to go back further. I was there several years ago but this is a truly unique place. Something in the air has preserved and mummified the remains. It is well worth a visit

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Herrin, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Interesting science contributing to the preservation of these mummies. Wolftones burial mask, but the real gem is the guide. He is brilliant, humorous and engaging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Inside the chapel, if you're very lucky and it's sunny you'll see the rainbow from the stained glass appear inside the chapel on the benches. The organ is from the 1700s. But everyone comes here to see the crypt. It's quite interesting. You really do get to see the coffins from ages ago, and mummified remains. If you're lucky enough... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have been to St. Michan's now a few times whenever I have visitors over. The church is nothing special, but the tour through the crypts is an absolute must. The guide is not only super-professional, has a vast knowledge about the place, he is as well very, very funny and his tour is the main act there. Much recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The trip to crypts was worth it! I recommend it to everyone visiting Dublin! Just few steps away from Jameson's and Smithfield square....it is really worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had some extra time waiting on friends to arrive and this was very close to my hostel, so I swung by and enjoyed the experience for 4 euro (student price). This is the oldest church north of the River Liffey, dating backing to the 11th century though the building is much newer. It's incredible to see the natural preservation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

we stumbled across this church by accident, from the outside it looks almost deserted, however in we went and got a ticket, the church building itself is not that impressive but the fun begins when your guide takes you to the Vaults, the vaults are 1000 years old and there are naturally preserved bodies in them, the guide is funny,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This was a great spot, and again, it was the guide who made the visit a treat! He was respectfully funny in his narative, and really held my attention. There is so much history to this church! The guide also went out of his way to help me locate the grave of Oliver Bond, one of the United Irishmen.

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