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St. Michan's Church

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Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
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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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We enjoyed st Michans, the two lovely ladies who sold us our tickets at student prices were lovely and friendly, the tour guide was fun and did little extra bits to make it special keeping everyone involved. The mummies were interesting to see as was...More

Thank Alicia G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Going down and seeing the crypts and mummies was an experience that I am still really excited that I was able to have. Our tour guide made the tour, he was informative and very funny. The church itself was really pretty but even though it...More

1  Thank Meghan R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to both the church and the crypts. Our excellent tour guide was happy to answer all the children’s questions about the incredible tales of those laid to rest in the crypts. True tales of crusaders and history. Beautiful stained glass...More

Thank f1geekychic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place and free to lok around unless you want to go down to to under ground cellar where you have to pay ,it tell you a little about the past of dublin .

Thank Yanfangao
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cue my only friend in the country ditching me due to a hangover and I’m on my last day of Dublin. I’m low on resources, have no idea what to do, but know I have to do something. Walking around I stumbled upon this find....More

2  Thank rydbomt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really only walked around the outside of this church. It is well tucked away in the back streets of Dublin

Thank filligirl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Michan's Church itself is not very impressive, but the visit to the crypts is a must do! You get to go down to two crypts, one smaller and one larger, with a guide that will tell you a lot about the history of the...More

Thank Marla7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic tour. You get up close and personal in the crypts and the chap who did the tours made it so interesting and was very knowledgable.

Thank Liam B
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The crypts are so fascinating, it is located underneath the St. Michan's Church where you can go down from the small basement door at the site of the church. You're first required to buy the tickets inside the church (small souvenir shop) then the guide...More

Thank dindamenet
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Just noting for those of you who might visit around the st paddies day holiday. Church was closed on Monday after due to bank holiday.

Thank n2jazz
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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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