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St. Michan's Church

Address: Church St. Lower, Dublin, Ireland (North City Centre)
Phone Number: 353 (0)1 872 4154
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Ranked #13 of 252 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The crypts under the church is just amazing. Definately wasn't expecting anything like that! The mummies were right there, few cm away from us, the tour was interesting, informative and definitely worth a visit. It is the highlight of our Dublin trip. Just mind blowing!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The crypts under this old church will blow your mind !!! Who could believe such a thing existed meters from oconnel street , If you like history and have a fasination with the macabre , then this is the place for you . very interesting .

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ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This historic church is well worth the visit and is not too far off the beaten track if one uses the Red Line Luas stop at Four Courts or Smithfiled. Staff are always very welcoming

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I visited 7 years prior, and was so taken by the place that I had to come back on my return trip with my fiance. I was delighted to see that the same tour guide was working there as well - a very good humoured and hilarious man - goodness knows how long he's been doing this! The upper class... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The crypts underneath the church are what the visit is for. I was not expecting the guide to open a door to a hole in the ground with steps that lead down to the crypts underneath the church. The bodies of several of the 'residents' are mummified including one of a 600 year old crusader knight whose finger it is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Coming from Smithfield Luas stop we accessed the graveyard from Bow Street which provides a pleasant short walk up to the church. Main entrance is from Church Street. Inside the church has some attractive features to look at while you wait for the guide to bring you to the crypts. Tickets are available in the small gift shop €5 for... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Church not that impressive but the crypt is something else. Bodies preserved you can still see how they were dressed for burial and to see the remains of a crusader is a once off go there

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Pasadena, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's a lovely old church but the best bit is being able to go down into the cellars of the church and see the mummified corpses. You don't expect to find such a thing in a city as damp as Dublin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Enjoyed visiting St michan's and seeing the Crypts. The tour guide offered good insight into the time period and history. My teens enjoyed the experience as well!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Made this tour one of the "to-do's" during our stay in Dublin. Interesting, not crowded (we were the only ones in our tour during Easter week in April), and well worth the tour cost. If you like a bit of history, this is a must. Tour of the crypts were interesting, beautiful old church and grounds/cemetery. We did not touch... More 

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