Peals & Quarters
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.
Updated March 29, 2023
District Annual General Meetings and District Cup dates for your diary:
Southern District – Saturday 1st April 2023 – St Mary’s Cathedral , Limerick, starting at 14.00
Northern District – Saturday 15th April 2023 – Kilbroney, Rostrevor, starting at 11.00
Associaiton Annual General Meeting – Saturday 28th May 2023 – venue to be confirmed
District Practices for April 2023:
Northern District – St Nicholas Carrickfergus on Saturday 1st April 2023 @ 18.30
Southern District – Rosscarbery, St Fachtna’s Cathedral on Saturday 15th April 2023 @ 14.00
District Practices for May 2023:
Eastern District – Wexford, Church of Immaculate Conception on Saturday 13th May 2023 @ 14.00
Southern District – Kilkenny, St Canice’s Cathedral on Saturday 20th May 2023 @ 15.00
Advance date for your diaries – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2023, when the Association will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary. This will be the weekend of the Association Ringing Festival hosted by the Eastern District. A special celebratory Service will be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral to coincide with the Anniversary, on the 22nd October.
To celebrate the IACR 125th anniversary, 2 items are now available, for sale. A new lapel pin at €2.50/£2.00 (see sample here); and a large umbrella for €30/£26 (see sample here).
Both will be available for sale at the district meetings. Or, contact Julia Lysaght or Andrew White for the label pins; contact Julia Lysaght or Kieron Brislane for the umbrellas.
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.
Learn To Ring
Would you like to Learn to Ring and expand your ringing knowledge? Click on the following link Learn to Ring and contact us for further information.