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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 #23 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The best tour in Dublin! I'm sure it didn't/did help that we staggered from the whiskey tour across the road to this little church. You can look around the church for free but pay a small amount to view the crypts. The guide has an excellent black humour. The sites are amazing. An absolute must!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This church was an absolutely amazing visit, and something that not a lot of toursits know to go see when in Dublin. The church itself is not the main attraction here, but the crypts underneath it, with hundreds of years old mummies and tombs that you can go explore! The guide took us down to the crypts and told us... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Not everyone will be thrilled with this off the beaten path site. St. Michan's is in central Dublin and like many other places within walking distance. Handel Messiah was performed for the first time in this church. Orator, writer and statesman Edmund Burke was among many notables that attended this ancient chapel. (he was baptized here and the font is... More

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New York City, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Historic church with an awesome crypt. Ask to touch the feet of the bodies the crowd reaction is always priceless. Anyhow this is a must see

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My dad (who is 80!) and I visited this church a couple of days ago and it was a wonderful visit. The staff were very friendly and inviting and the church was lovely. Be sure to look at the ceiling! One of the most interested aspects of the church is below the church! The crypt was extremely interesting! There are... More

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Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Located on Church Street on the North side of the Liffey, this church is something not to miss. Entrance was five euros for adults and you get to check out the old church founded in 1095 as well as a tour of the crypts underneath the church where naturally mummified bodies were found. I greatly enjoyed the tour guide, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I just returned from a trip to Ireland with my twelve-year old son. He was very interested in visiting the crypts while in Dublin. We first visited Christchurch Cathedral Crypt and it was not even comparable to St. Michan's. The Crypt at St. Michan's was like we reached the holy grail. Our guide Peter was amazing; very informative and entertaining... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

What a surprising treat. My husband and I were escorted through 2 sections of the crypt by the quirky grounds keeper who did an excellent homey tour. Like Kilmainham Gaol, this provided more context on Irish uprisings with a few selected personal stories. The Church is nothing special - it's what's buried below.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I failed to plan ahead and wasted time walking over when they were closed. Ah well, visited the Jameson Distillery instead (also a waste - as I mention in another review). Very cool crypts if you time it right and get a chance to go inside.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A must see for the mummies in the crypt!!! The guide was great too. We went with a group of 25 children and even they found it interesting!!

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