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St. Michan's Church
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Dublin Gravedigger Ghost Tour
Ranked #44 of 573 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 March 13, 2013

while going to some were else came across st michans church had the best tour the priest was awesome in the storys he told the crypts were down this narow steps as beening a bigger person had a bit of trouble geting up and down but was well worth is and will be going back in 2014 to see them again cant wait

Thank bourbonboy62
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I had so much fun on the tour of this church and its tombs, though I am a little morbid. Our guide was "goofy" in a very charming and endearing way. Something I am not likely to forget any time soon. And PLEASE have some respect for the dead and abide by the "no photography" guidelines. No public restroom so be sure to go before you arrive.

Thank 4n6_grrrl
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The outside of the church is beautiful like most in Ireland and the UK. At first, we went inside the church for free and there is not much to see. One wood carving that is nice, but thats about it. Then we decided to pay the 5 Euro to see the crypts. That was well worth the small price. The guide was very goofy, but he provided excellent insight into the development and maintenance of the crypts and "everyone" that is inside.
He takes you outside of the church and unlocks/opens doors that look like you are entering a storm cellar. After the lights heat up and you enter, the views are great. All but one of the cellars in the crypts are "closed casket". One of the rooms has multiple mummified bodies between 100-300 years old. They are in great condition and easy to see.
Note - No pictures allowed inside the crypts. The stairs into the crypt are quite steep with a low overhead.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Well I don't get scared easily so I wasn't too worried about the crypts and what not but partner is scared quite easy and was a little reluctant to visit! Well worth it though and the guide makes it all worthwhile with his sarcastic humour!

Thank Danielle A
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

On the way to many other sights, and worth the side trip. Impressed with how ancient, Contains mummies, which you must pay to see.

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