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Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley

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Liffey Valley Complex, Dublin, IE, 22

  • Phone: (353) 1 6258000
  • Fax: (353) 1 6258010
4.2 out of 5 (112 reviews)
88% of guests recommend this hotel

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St. Michan's Church and Crypt

Church Street
Dublin,
+353 1 872 4154

Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM,Mo to Fr from 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM,Sa from 10:00 AM to 02:45 PM

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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