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St. Gobban's Chapel, which was considered by many the smallest church in Ireland until 2017, can be seen on the left. Church and buildings, Portbraddan - geograph.org.uk - 1339192.jpg
St. Gobban's Chapel, which was considered by many the smallest church in Ireland until 2017, can be seen on the left.

Coordinates: 55°14′13″N6°19′48″W / 55.237°N 6.330°W / 55.237; -6.330

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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. 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 (3.45 m) long, 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) wide, was demolished in 2017 by the new owner. [1]

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