Portbraddon

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St. Gobban's Chapel, which was considered by many[1][2][3][4] the smallest church in Ireland until 2017, can be seen on the left.

Coordinates: 55°14′13″N 6°19′48″W / 55.237°N 6.330°W / 55.237; -6.330

The harbour

Portbraddon or Portbraddan (from Irish: Port Bradán, meaning "port of the salmon") is a hamlet in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The hamlet has an ancient salmon fishing station. A popular saying states that Portbraddon contained the smallest church in Ireland, and the building in question was constructed in the 1950s as a cow byre, which the government listed without prior research.[5] The church, which was named after St. Gobban, and measured 11 feet 4 inches long, 6 feet and 9 inches wide, was demolished in 2017 by the new owner.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dismay and fond memories: Demolition of Ireland's smallest church - St Gobban's". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  2. ^ "St Gobbans, the smallest church in Ireland, has been demolished". Causeway Coast Community | North Coast News. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  3. ^ Coleman, Maureen (2017-06-03). "Shock as Causeway 'tourist gem' is demolished". belfastlive. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  4. ^ "St Gobban Church". www.my-secret-northern-ireland.com. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
  5. ^ "PORTBRADDON". North Antrim. Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  6. ^ "Dismay and fond memories: Demolition of Ireland's smallest church - St Gobban's". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2019-01-22.