ARTIST: Vincent Bluett
This magical setting is the Church of St. Brendan the Navigator in the idyllic Irish hamlet of Crookhaven at the tip of County Cork’s Mizen Peninsula.
St. Brendan is the patron saint of sailors, and Crookhaven was a key seaport in the early days of transatlantic shipping.
The church has no electricity, so its corporeal illumination comes from gas lights and candles. Each Christmas, St. Brendan’s is the venue for a candlelight carol service.