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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 2 days ago via mobile

That’s what the sign in the church office warns but we did not encounter any scurrilous fellows , except perhaps our guide, no he was charming and harmless really. Kind of a neat off the beaten track site. Seems if your family had sufficient euro...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 2 days ago

There were signs pointing the way but then no point of entry was visible. Disappointing result for me.

Thank Eunice D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to bring anyone, has it all, the history, the stories Handles key board, the wood carving, the skeletons the caskets, shake the mummies hand for luck and if brave enough give it a kiss, Not to be missed well worth the visit wet...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been on this tour twice and have loved it both times. So interesting and so funny too! Both times the tour guides have been one of the highlights of our trip. I'll be coming for a third visit next year!

Thank FlynnEst1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the tour of the crypt. Very interesting experience with a great guide! Well worth the detour!

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on the urging of others because of the crypt which houses mummified bodies. They were discovered accidentally when a number of coffins were opened from the weight of other coffins on top of them. The church is impressive and to is thought...More

Thank zuzka48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we loved the tour guide and the tour of the crypts was really fascinating. Tours are only available on Saturdays between 10am - 12:45pm; and cost EUR6. They only accept cash! It is a great tour for people looking for something a bit different.

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was relatively inexpensive, so we were not expecting much. The tour guide did surprise us though. We went into 2 of the crypt hallways to view the family crypts. The guide was very educated and animated. There were 5 of us, and one gentleman...More

Thank Jen Dan M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Looking for something different and to get you out of Temple Bar? Take a stroll along to St Michan's Church to meet an 800 year Mummy. A short tour (so the kids won't get bored) but only 6 euros, our Guide took his time explaining...More

Thank dancfrench
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Bram Stoker's mother is buried in the grounds and he is supposed to have got his inspiration for Dracula in the crypts. I spoke to people who went there as schoolchildren who have never forgotten their trip down. I don't know how short people at...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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