Weekly Photo Challenge – Transmogrify


“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

MB will not post anything strange or grotesque, but will instead focus on the ‘transform’ element of this weeks challenge.

Our local churches back home at Grange & Patrickswell are almost exclusively used for daytime and daylight activities throughout the year. Living in a very rural location there is no great, or hardly any, need for the opening of the churches after dark, save an occasional evening funeral service.

But at Christmas time each year the churches host Christmas carol services, or midnight masses which are actually on at approx 8pm (an Irish midnight!).

Anyway, it’s interesting to see them in their transformed Christmas state.

Grange Church


Patrickswell Church



Ireland Photos Of The Day 5 – Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Patrickswell Church, HX, Limerick. 24 December 2013.

Prayers for Syria, Gaza & Sudan. And the story from the Great War (WW1) of the football match of 1915 on the Western Front between the Germans & the Allied forces. Cigarettes & wine shared, family photos shown, hymns sung. 3-2 football victory to the Germans, allegedly. And hours later the slaughter started again.