St Michan's Church

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There has been a place of worship on this site since 1096, and the current building dates from 1686, though it was drastically restored in 1828 and again following the Civil War. Those with an interest in the macabre will love the 17th-century vaults composed of magnesium limestone, where mummified bodies - including a crusader, a nun and a suspected thief - have rested for centuries showing no signs of decomposition. You used to be able to touch one of the mummy's hands, and indeed sometimes still can if the guide is in a good mood.


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St Michan's Church details

Address
Church Street Lower

Area North Quays

Transport Bus 25, 26, 37, 39, 67, 67A, 68, 69, 79/Luas Four Courts/Smithfield.

Telephone 872 4154

Open Mid Mar-Oct 10am-12.45pm, 2-4.45pm Mon-Fri; 10am-12.45pm Sat. Nov-mid Mar 12.30-3.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-12.45pm Sat.

Admission €4; €3-€3.50 reductions.

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