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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The church itself is not impressive but the tour of the crypts makes more than up for that. The tour guide gives this a funny twist through is form of presentation. Not very expensive and short but well worth the money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy the paranormal and the idea of crypts, you'll want to see this! Tour is very short and corny, but seeing human skeletons and hearing about the lives of these people was fascinating. Definitely a tourist trap, but as a paranormal investigator, I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very interesting tour for many of those that are probably thinking about going. I paid 4€ as a student since I am still in college, but it's 6€ for adults. Not expensive since it is a very quick tour, but also very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited to see the crypts/mummies and was not disappointed. They are small, but well maintained and interesting. You can only see into a few of the spaces because they are still active burial spaces for the families, but there are a couple that you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This will not take a lot of time, but was a great. it is very close to Jamesons Distillery so well worth a visit on you way through.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this church while walking to Jameson distillery. We skipped Jameson tour due to tourist trap ambiance and settled upon taking a church crypt tour. Guide was very informative and provided a unique sense of humor that made for a great tour. Lots of...More

Thank YankeeDevils
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife first introduced me to St, Michan's Church, Dublin in the early 90's. Since then, we have come back to visit the mummified Crusader several times. The limestone crypts have mummified the bodies which are still on display today. However, due to vandalism, you...More

Thank jtudbury
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Michans was enroute to the Jameson Distillery so we decided to stop here and do the tour of the crypt. The tour groups are usually very small 5-8 people maximum. The guide, who has been working their all his life, did an excellent job....More

Thank DHSS
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This old Anglican Church dates from the 1600's. The first Christian chapel on the site dates back to 1095 and was originally a Catholic Church until the Reformation. BEFORE it was a Christian Chapel, it was the site of a NORSE chapel. The interior is...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was a last minute add on to our trip to Dublin. So glad we took the time to take this quick tour. The tour guide was fantastic and very informative. Even though the crypt was a little creepy, we learned quite a bit about...More

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LadyPhedre
24 September 2017|
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Response from Teresa742 | Reviewed this property |
It was 3 or 4 Euros this year. Call ahead to make sure they'll have a tour guide available when you wish to go or you won't get to see the crypt.
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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.
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MichelleMoore84
2 April 2017|
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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.
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