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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 #22 of 285 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This church and grounds were recommended to us by a guide on another tour and we were very thankful they did. The church is old - site of devotion since 1075, with the crypts built circa 17th century. We had been told about the mummified remains on display, and we found this aspect of the tour fascinating - although countered... More

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Tervuren, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A family member recommended this visit and it was well worth it. So different - so quirky! We had a tremendously knowledgeable and funny guide. The tombs are tricky to get into but chuffling down the big stairs on your bottom is an option! So different from your average church visit! Seeing naturally mummified coffins is not an every day... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We have been talking about coming here for a long time, last time we were here was about 4 months ago, it was closed, and firstly it is worth having a look before you come as to what times it is open, because it seems to be not to the normal 9-5 that most other places open. Though today when... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I won't spoil this for other visitors, but a visit to St Michan's is a great event! The amount of history within the church and the surrounding graveyard had me on a high! Cannot praise the place high enough!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

for 4 or 5 euros this is well worth a visit.the church is the oldest on the north side of Dublin founded in 1095 the organ was reputedly used by handel to practise the first rendition of handels messiah.but it is the vaults that are the main attraction.led by a wonderful witty irish guide who walked zombie style we descended... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

From the outside it's not very attractive, but the crypts are amazing!! We were even able to touch 700 years old skeletons!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

St Michan's church has an amazing public tour of some of it's mummified occupants - the tour guide is outrageous and very informative in his entertaining tour of some of the interned occupants of the crypts of St Michan's. Highly recommend seeing this!

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The crypts are incredible. The mummies were so fascinating. There is also a beautiful, old cemetery behind the church. We were the only people thee that time of day. It's a small church, but worth the stop. It's close to the Jameson Distillery, so if you're doing that make a point of checking out Michans.

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Always been wanting to see this church and the vaults underneath it containing the mummified remains of some of Dublin`s most influential families going back 300 yrs. or more. And it was certainly worth the climb down and not only because the guide was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable taking us through, not only the part of the Irish history that... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

St Michan's Church in Dublin, is just a plain looking 18th century church, in a back street adjacent to the famous Jameson's Distillery, you could easily pass it by & not give it a thought. Yet it hides a fantastic secret. In the crypts ( the church has at least 2), accessed and accompanied by a tour guide, we were... More

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