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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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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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

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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My wife and I visted here during Augs. It cost 6 euros and included the chuch and crypts. We had a guide who was full of information and knowledge. There is two crypts to go in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visted here during Augs. It cost 6 euros and included the chuch and crypts. We had a guide who was full of information and knowledge. There is two crypts to go in and they are very spookie. so much history in such a small space. I recommend a visist. It is said that Bram strokes got... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed this church. The guide was great and explained about the history of the crypts and the people buried there. Worth a visit if you don't mind going down some steps not many about 5 steep ones then a walk down to view the coffins. Takes about half an hour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to St Michan's Church. The charge of 6 euros is worth going down into the crypts underneath the church. The bodies are visible & well preserved. They are 100 to 400 years old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The guide of this tour really made it fun and informative. He certainly has the knowledge and humor to turn this tour into a great experience.

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main office is run by a charming old couple, and the tour was given by a man with a very appropriately dour demeanor who nevertheless was great at telling the history of the church and the people buried underneath it - especially the mummies! If you're interested in a short, spooky tour of one of Dublin's oldest churches, go... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have only been in Dublin for 2 1/2 days so far and have done three tours. St. Michan's crypt tour is by far the best 6 euro spent so far this trip and best tour. Our guide was what I called the Willy Wonka of death. He was phenomenal. Witty, quirky and fun! This is only a 20 minute... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Michan's Church dates back to a Viking structure built on the site in the late 11th century, although the present church dates back to 1686. This is an active church community, not just a tourist site, and there are no tours given on Sunday. The church itself was rather cold inside and had a musty scent to it. Small... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, what can I say, I had 3 teenage lads to entertain and St. Michan's Church seemed right up their street. It is very atmospheric and well worth a visit. However, it is not for very young kids as it could be frightening. I would've liked to have had a bit more light to see the crypts. The tour of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Michan's is another place on my list of local attractions I'd been meaning to get to for. Finally got there today and was left a bit underwhelmed. The church itself, as has been stated in many reviews, is unremarkable. Like me I'm sure 99% are there to see the crypt. After some confusion finding the guide and the tour... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised with a ticket to Duke Special - amazing venue, so atmospheric and so intimate, with wonderful acoustics. We got to have a little look around after -there are crypts! An unassuming treasure of Dublin.

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