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St. Michan's Church

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Address: Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
Phone Number: 35318724154
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12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 12:45 pm

Underneath the church are five long burial vaults containing the...

Underneath the church are five long burial vaults containing the mummified remains of many of Dublin's most influential 17th, 18th and 19th century families, including the legendary Shears brothers and the highly decorated coffins of the Earl's of Leitrim. Since Victorian times visitors have descended the vault steps to see the mummies and Bram Stoker, creator of the "Dracula" stories is believed to have visited the vaults in the company of his family. In one vault can be seen the remains of the "Crusader" though in fact he is only 650 years dead. The early visitors to the vaults were responsible for many of the myths and legends surrounding the bodies, though modern scientific investigations have cast doubts on many of these stories. Nevertheless, a visit to the Crypts to see the historic mummies is a remarkable experience.

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A bit creepy, maybe a tad disrespectful to some depending on perspective.

The storyteller was fantastic. However I warn you that it does have a little bit of a Victorian horror show feel to it. Who could pass up on the chance to 'shake hands... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The storyteller was fantastic. However I warn you that it does have a little bit of a Victorian horror show feel to it. Who could pass up on the chance to 'shake hands' with an 800 year old mummified crusader? Simply being so close and realising this guy actually went on the crusades is mind boggling.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm clearly in the minority, as this site has many 5 star reviews. I found the whole tour incredibly disrespectful of the fact that this was a church and a crypt with dead people in it. I'm neither Christian nor prudish nor squeamish, but is this tour (where u are encouraged to touch the finger of a mummy for good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit to the crypts was informative and the stop is worth it to hear the history from a very interesting storyteller!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked their website and it was down, so I went by the trip advisor hours and it was closed to see the mummies (the hours have since been changed to reflect the hours that are posted on the outside of the church). The church and grounds are okay for a visit but without the mummies I would skip it.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: the volunteers at the church were very friendly when we came to visit. The church was very small but very nice to visit and see the history. The old map of the area was very interesting to see. The tour waiting room gives you your first clue of what you are about to see with a skull on show!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all of our stops in Dublin, this was the only one that I truly regretting choosing to see. There would have seen so many other places we could have gone other than this.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the church in July 2015. The atmosphere was very suggestive. The guide is excellent and very friendly. I recommend to visit it.

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Ramla, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extrsordinary sightseeing. The tour in crypts is very short but it is not everyday that you pass by open caskets, exposed skeletons and even touching a mummys hand for luck.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every single time I travel to Dublin I stop at St. Michan's. Not for the claustrophobic! The gentlemen doing the tour is quite entertaining. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guy doing the tour is fantastic he sets the mood perfect and knows his stuff I would recommend to anybody visiting Dublin and hopefully I will win the lotto

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