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A must see while in Carrick

Like the Taj Mahal is a testament to a man's love for his wife, this smallest church in Ireland... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Ronnie M
Dublin, Ireland
Tiny Chapel

One of the smallest Chapels in the world. A must see if you are visiting Carrick-On-Shannon. It is... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Alan G
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 12, 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.

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Reviewed June 19, 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.

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Reviewed June 14, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 13, 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 April 29, 2018

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

Thank Ken C
Reviewed January 23, 2018

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

Thank vingoe54
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We saw this church unfortunately it was locked due to be broken into would loved to have seen inside it's the smallest church in Europe looks lovely from outside

Thank dog81
Reviewed October 17, 2017

This was an interesting church to stumble upon. So small only one person truly fits inside. Very old and historic!

2  Thank travelers1008
Reviewed October 6, 2017

The Costello Memorial Chapel in Carrick - on -Shannon is a place one should visit if in the area ,its so small and quaint ,very well looked after and the history is well worth reading

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Well worth a little visit while you are in Carrick on Shannon. Just a moment out to admire the beauty of this little chapel and to feel the love and devotion that went into its creation.

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June 13, 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!