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Smallest church in Ireland

This chapel is to be found at the junction of Bridge Street and Main Street - at the top of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary-Ann O
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Very historic and most unusual !

Well worth a visit and right in the middle of town. A beautiful tiny church with a tale of love in... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
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Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chapel is to be found at the junction of Bridge Street and Main Street - at the top of the hilly slope of Bridge Street. Before the chapel was built, it was originally the site of a Wesleyan preaching house, but in 1879 Edward...More

Thank Mary-Ann O
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Well worth a visit and right in the middle of town. A beautiful tiny church with a tale of love in it's history.

Thank WicklowSunbeam
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Nice little chapel. It's not very far up the main road from the marina in Carrick-on-Shannon. On of the few site to see in town.

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

beautiful Church. only takes a few minutes to find and view. its well kept and is defiantly worth visiting if you are in the area

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Like the Taj Mahal is a testament to a man's love for his wife, this smallest church in Ireland was erected in 1879 by Edward Costello as a memorial and burial vault for his wife Mary.

1  Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

One of the smallest Chapels in the world. A must see if you are visiting Carrick-On-Shannon. It is just on the corner of the main street.

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 14 June 2018

found this place, after some searching. Really interesting and quaint, quite unexpected, would recommend.

1  Thank trevorm539
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Truly amazing little church Built by grieving husband for his dead wife's coffin Her coffin and his are both there under glass in the smallest church you will ever see

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a quaint little memorial church, smallest or second smallest in Europe dependant on who you listened to.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 23 January 2018

it very old and the smallest church in ireland and there is no charge to enter it opened most days something different

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14 June 2017|
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Response from clairecarty2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes as above it's opened daily with no entrance fee. As far as I know it's operated by a local community group so donations are always welcome!