Our cab driver grew up in Dublin and had never heard of the crypts below St. Michan's church. The church itself was not impressive but the tour of the crypt was fascinating! We paid 6 euro for a very small group tour (very few people were there) and were led down to 2 separate crypt areas under the church. The tour was short but very interesting. The most amazing part was that we were actually able to go into the crypts where 4 mummies were lying in the open. The oldest mummy was 700 years old. The bodies had mummified naturally and were very well preserved. The guide told us a story that had been passed down through the years that it was good luck to shake the old mummy's hand and would shorten one's time in purgatory. Tourists are no longer allowed to shake the hand but the guide did tell us to touch his finger! Amazing and shocking but still respectful. Well worth the small fee and short amount of time. Walking distance to all other Dublin attractions
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