Ireland’s smallest church?
St. Gobban’s is a tiny church located in the village of Portbraddan on the west side of White Park Bayon the North Antrim coastline, Portbraddan which consists of only a handful of houses is as quaint and quiet a place as you can get in Northern Ireland. The tiny church is privately owned. Any denomination or non demonination can use it. As recent as 11/08/2011 there was a wedding service held their. I am not sure how many guests got into the church as at 10 feet by 4 (3m by 1.4m) it is considered the smallest church in Ireland,( St. Lasseraghs, is even smaller, on the cliffs above but which lies in ruins).
Each wooden plate on the wall represents £1,000 raised by the church and donated to different charities. If you visit the north coast of Ireland it is a must see item.
The church is dedicated to St. Gobban, a famous person in the mosaic of Irish religion and the island’s foremost architect during the 6th and 7th centuries AD. He was born at Malahide near Dublin around AD 560.