Béalbéar Church

The cover of the novel Six Counties Seven Sins features a photograph of the entrance door of Lisbane Church, located on the shores of Strangford Lough at Saltwater Brig. Lisbane Church was the model I used when creating fictional Béalbéar Church, where the final scene (among others) of the novel is set. As in the novel, the actual church is indeed only opened once a year on All Soul’s Day; however, in reality it is not the priest of Dunshane Cross who holds the key, but rather the barman of the adjacent The Saltwater Brig pub and restaurant.

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Lisbane Church was featured in the 1991 Irish movie December Bride. Here is the trailer:

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