Costello Chapel is the smallest chapel in Europe and the 2nd smallest chapel in the world and, like the Taj Mahal, is a testament to a man’s love for his wife.
This unique building was erected in 1879 by Edward Costello, a wealthy merchant. He built it as a memorial to his wife Mary Josephine who died aged 46.
The chapel is sixteen feet long, 12 feet wide and 30 feet high. Each side of the aisle holds a coffin lined with lead and covered with slabs of thick reinforced glass.
The remains of Josephine (1889) and of Edwards who died in 1891 are both interred in this beautiful memorial.