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St. Michan's Church

Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
+353 1 872 4154
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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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Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 872 4154
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint old church that probably derives most of it's resources from the tours in the crypt. The history of burial beneath the churches of this period of Irish history is interesting. The highlight of our tour was the guide. His storytelling and...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The church was nice and the crypt was very small, only 4 mummies - if you are going for that reason.

Thank DarkOvary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little church with very pretty stained glass windows. Best, though, is the regular tours of the vaults underneath, and the tales of the mummies. The tour guide seemed to style his tour guide persona on the late, great Alan Rickman, which added a...More

Thank johnandlizb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about the Mummies here from visiting friends from America. Took the tour - down the side entrance into the cellar to find 4 mummies from the time of the Crusades. The historian even pulled back the small gate and let us up close and...More

Thank Avolpe623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was recommended to me by a local. It was extremely interesting and the crypts are very different. To be able to see a naturally mummified body that is so old and accessible is amazing.

Thank BJ G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned to visit St Michans Church because I'd read about it before going to Dublin, and we're so glad we went! You don't need to book in advance, entry with the tour included is about 5 euros (discounted price for students). The church is...More

Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first attraction that i visited when i was in Dublin was this church. The church it self don't get the must attention out of the visitor, but the crypt are just amazing. For student i paid 4 euros but i think the normal admission...More

2  Thank Hugo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit for history buffs. We happened upon the church walking to the Jameson distillery. We walked in and paid a donation and immediately were taken on a small group tour of the crypts. The mummies are right there out in the open, only...More

Thank Scrosson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit out of common and time with the History of Ireland explained around real natural mummies, with an excellent and humoristic guide. Every guide in Dublin is kind anyway! I vively recommend it!

Thank Antoine R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great church to visit. They give guided tours for no cost. Has a interesting graveyard. Person doing the tour is very knowledgeable

Thank vswells1234
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Gwen S
21 May 2017|
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Response from JeffroNZ | Reviewed this property |
Yep we just turned up, had a look around the church while we waited for the next tour and we were good.
2 April 2017|
Response from razzy38 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tours throughout the day, never any formal times, just present yourself at the door and ask, you might have to wait no more than 30 minutes for a tour to start. Not sure when they close.
3 March 2017|
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Response from FatherofthreeinKS | Reviewed this property |
No, we just showed up during hours they were open and paid a gentleman the fee and waited in the pretty church for a tour guide, who showed up eventually. This operation is very informal, but I imagine the fees we curious... More