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St. Michan's Church and Crypt, Dublin

St. Michan's Church and Crypt - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
St. Michan's Church and Crypt
Church Street, Dublin, Republic of IrelandMap
+353 1 872 4154
Neighborhood: Phoenix Park and quays

Mystery, rumor and mummified remains make for an alluring cocktail, and a trip through St Michan’s underground vaults can be a queasy affair. There are differing theories as to why the bodies resting here refused to rot, but the hair, fingernails, and parchment-dry skin of these aged cadavers prove to be a fascinatingly gruesome sight whatever the explanation. A general lack of historical evidence almost adds to the enigma of the place: entertaining, less-than-convincing stories surround the identity of the deceased, and the church’s claim to be rebel martyr Robert Emmett’s final resting place is equally as unverifiable. Above ground, St Michan’s flaunts an impressive organ whose ivories were apparently once tickled by Handel, although supporting evidence for this assertion is (unsurprisingly) a little scanty. - Gareth Thornton

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St. Michan's Church and Crypt General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM, Monday to Friday from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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