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Welcome to the official website of the Irish Association of Change Ringers.

The Association was formed in 1898 and promotes the ringing of church bells for divine service throughout the island of Ireland and the study of scientific change ringing.

The Association, consisting of approximately 300 members, is affiliated to the global body of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers along with the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Europe and South Africa.

Latest News

Updated November 29, 2023


Wishing all our members God’s blessing this Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year for 2024.  

Hope that you all get to ring in your respective towers this Christmas.  


We plan to insert Christmas and New Year ringing dates here, please forward to

Obituary for Theresa Nolan St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin  died on 3rd November 2023  can be found here.

Brian Kearney former John Lane’s Ringer died on 11th November 2023.

The Boyne Cup

St. Peter’s Church of Ireland Guild of Bellringers is extending an invitation to all towers to compete in a change ringing striking contest to take place in St. Peter’s Church Drogheda on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at 14.00.

  • The event is intended to take place annually thereafter.
  • The purpose is to encourage well-struck change ringing on the island of Ireland. For 2024 the minimum requirement will be plain hunt. More advanced teams may ring what they do best.
  • Each team should comprise regular Sunday ringers at a particular tower.
  • Teams wishing to take part please contact the Honorary Secretary of St. Peter’s Bellringers at

Further information:  Teams coming from 8 bell towers should ring 8. Those from 6 bell towers can ring whichever 6 they prefer; front or back.  As this is the inaugural Boyne Cup event rules will be flexible. However, we will insist on change ringing, no call changes allowed. Teams are welcome to join our Wednesday practices to familiarise themselves with our bells.

Association and District Practices Events:

Northern District PracticeSt Malachy’s Royal, Hillsborough – 14.00 – 17.00

Eastern District Practice – Saturday 9th December 2023 – Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, 14.00 – 16.00 – Please note change of venue

The Boyne Cup – Saturday 3rd February 2024 – St Peter’s, Drogheda – 14.00

Executive Council Meeting – Saturday 17th February 2024 – 11.00 – venue and location to be confirm.

IACR Southern District AGM and RR Cherry Cup – Saturday 23rd March. Venue is Skibbereen

IACR Northern District AGM and Cunningham Cup Competition – Monday 1st April 2024 – St Donard’s, Belfast, meeting 11am, Church Service and Competition 14.00

IACR Annual General Meeting – Saturday 25th May 2024 – 11.00 – Northern District

Murphy Cup Competition – Saturday 25th May 2024 – 14.00hrs – Northern District


Check out the Events page for a list of Association & District Practices, Competitions and Festivals for 2023. Book your diary now to ensure you never miss these important events.

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