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St. Michan's Church
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$29.96*
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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
Ranked #28 of 546 things to do in Dublin
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I was shocked when I saw the skulls. But it was interesting, Because this was my first time to see dead bodies. So for that reason I felt scared. Anyway sorry about that but I won't go again.

1  Thank Vanessa Heeseon S
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

A very important church in Ireland, it's a place where you can hear about the most important memories of heroes of the Irish rebellion, out side the church have the graveyard with important protestants buried, in this graveyard have two gates where leave you to a underground cave where are buried the most important people from Irish rebellion.
The most part of this people was have a terrible death, by burned, beheaded and cut in lots of pieces. In a specific cave has 4 tombs being one guy was did the crusade and have a superstition where if u touch your right hand you will take some luck, was a temptation for me I was needed to touch for feel this.

Thank Pedro B
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were out and around the area north of the Liffey after a visit to the Jameson Distillery and went to visit St. Michan's It is an old church from 1098 and parts of it look every bit that age. It is a simple, yet elegant, church with lots of memorabilia that is fascinating if you take the trouble to seek it out. The highlight, of course, is the tour of the crypts. My girlfriend and I were the only two on this particular tour, so perhaps we got the extra special treatment from our entertaining guide. He pointed out the different styles of coffins in the older vaults from the newer vaults, and the way the newer style caskets were stacked on top of the older ones in some of the other vaults. The highlight was the tour of the preserved mummies in the limestone vaults. The old woman, the man and the 800+ year old former giant that you are allowed to touch. The vaults are ancient, and the stairs uneven and small for modern sized people, but four euro is not too steep to pay for this experience.

Thank Martin O
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Small tour,but well worth it. Looking in the crypts at the old coffins and bones. Tour guide budding thesbian- but made it more spooky! Warning steep steps and small entrances.

Thank Samantha190
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a short (maybe 30 minutes at most) tour and it only includes two crypts but this is a must see in Dublin. The guide was great( wait till you hear this guys voice,he was meant to do this!) .If you don't like slightly confined spaces or you are not very agile I would warn you that the few steps down can get rather tricky but seeing a 900 year old mummy and actually getting to touch the hand(if you dare) is a very differant experience

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