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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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Closes in 18 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Church St. Lower, Dublin DUBLIN 7, Ireland
North City Centre
+353 1 872 4154
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait a couple of minutes, before the guide came to take us to two crypts beneath the church. The guide has some standard frases about your nationality that are meant to be funny. The information he gives is super interesting. Must do.

Thank WoutTouw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is well worth the price and I'd never even heard of the "Irish Mummies" before this. But the stories told and the catacombs you get to see are truly interesting.

1  Thank Jernae K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks that take your money are very nice. The guide that talks about the mummies is nice and a good story teller. Not to be confused with a history tour. It is short and interesting. It is under ground so be ware and the...More

Thank Erin N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not somewhere I had heard about before we visited Ireland. But very interesting! We first heard about this place on the city bus tour that mentioned this church had "natural mummies" in it. We had to go and see after hearing this. We went to...More

Thank dustiestjenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is well worth the money. They take you down into two tombs (both are easy to get into) the tour guide told stories about each mummified body which were very interesting and amusing and you are able to take pictures of some of...More

Thank Panettonet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Might be worth have a quick look it free for some of the place and if yoy want to go down into the tome thats where you have to pay to see the dead people

Thank max n
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this church and crypts 3 times. first time i was there i got to shake hands with the 700 year old crusader for good luck. sadly this option is no longer available but still a very interesting place to visit.

Thank f0nc3c4
Reviewed 20 November 2017 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 20 November 2017

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

Thank Eunice D
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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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.
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.