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St. Michan's Church

Open Now: 10:00 - 12:45, 14:00 - 16:45
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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...more
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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

The guide showed us the underground burial chamberes where there are perfectly preserved mummies of Vikings and early Dublin families. Great story teller but you really get a feeling of just how old the place is.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mummified nuns, crusaders with Brocken legs, some guy with his feet and hand chopped off and even a room full of dead Irish revolutionaries - guarded by two Irish princesses in the gift shop - and all for 6euro. This is a “‘tourism unplugged” one...More

Thank Arnold D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never heard about this place in any guide book. We went to the Leprechaun museum and the girl there told us to visit this church to see the mummies in the crypts. It was pouring rain and we went. We were soaking wet but...More

Thank ashford7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd say GO! The church smelled old and musty and if you knelt on a cushion, dust puffed a tad around your knees. The guide was just spectacular - acting the part of the cemetry attendant. There are two crypts and they are not large...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful church almost hidden away in the middle of Dublin - would definitely recommend a visit here. Also met such a gentleman Priest who made us feel so welcome, absolutely fabulous!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here as one of our party loves a good catacomb! We arrived and were issued a nice keepsake in the shape of a laminated and folded info leaflet, which was nice. The church is quite unassuming and settled in with other more outwardly...More

Thank Michaela H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crypts are a must see for anyone in interested in seeing mummies. What made it even better was the tour guide who made it so much fun with his colorful storytelling. Highly recommend!

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not just mummified remains which are fascinating and the guide poses so many questions about them! Who are they, why are some of them there? I had heard of Wolf Tone before from the ill fated Irish rebellion of 1798, but not John and Henry...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited St. Michans yesterday - while the church is a lovely simple and serene place to visit, the tour to the Vaults was fascinating. Peter - our guide was friendly, funny and informative. Seeing the mummies was incredible - especially the Crusader!! Also to...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here by chance as we got lost coming back. Amazing find. You wait in the tiny church to be taken underneath to the crypt. So glad we did, you see the bones of the crusader. Tour guide really good explaining the history. It’s...More

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9 September 2018|
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Response from Arnold D | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure - just phone them. They are really nice people. It’s not a tourist show - it’s just a local church. Seriously not a main stream attraction.
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.
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.