Looking for accommodation?
Costello Chapel
HeritageSightseeingChurch, abbey or monastery
The Costello Memorial Chapel in Carrick-On-Shannon is the second-smallest chapel in the world. It was built in the 19th century by Edward Costello in memory of his wife. Husband and wife now rest there side by side.

This chapel was built as a memorial and burial vault for Costello's wife Josephine, who died two years prior to construction.

It is 16ft long, 12ft wide, and 30ft high. Each side of the aisle holds a coffin lined with lead and covered with slabs of thick reinforced glass. The inscriptions on both coffins can be read with the aid of a torch. The remains of Josephine (1889) and of Edward (1891) are both interred in this beautiful memorial.

Think of it as Carrick-On-Shannon's version of the Taj Mahal.

Travel inspiration to your inbox?

Subscribe now to receive destination inspiration, travel tips, upcoming events and all the best things to do around Ireland!

Newsletter signup