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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 September 28, 2022

The IACR Autumn Ringing Festival returns and will take place in the Northern District. Dates are Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2022.

Annual Ringing Festival 2022

Saturday 29th October:

10:30 to 12:30 Holy Trinity, Drumbo,

14:30 to 16:00 St. Thomas, Belfast

16:45 to 18:30 St. Malachi, Royal Hillsborough

19:30 Dinner at the Hillside, Royal Hillsborough

Sunday Oct. 30th 2022:

14:30 to 16:00 St. Mary, Kilmood.

The Annual Dinner will be held in the Hillside, Hillsborough. The cost is £27.00 (two courses, tea/coffee, plus gratuity). Menu attached. Please could tower correspondents indicate the number of people attending from your tower by contacting Simon Walker at by Saturday 22nd October together with menu choices.

For further information on the Ringing Festival and menu please click here for invitation

Please note the change of locations for the Northern District Practices in October and December.  The October Northern District Practice on Saturday 1st October 2022 will now take place in Drumbo, Holy Trinity 14.00 – 17.00 and the December Northern District practice on Saturday 3rd December 2022 will now take place in Kilbroney, St Bronach 14.00 – 17.00.

The Next Eastern District Practice will take place on Saturday 8th October 2022 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral – 14.00 to 16.00.

The Fred Bogan Trophy will take place on Saturday 15th October 2022 in Cork, St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

We would like to thank the Taney Ringers for a very successful Galbraith Cup Competition on Saturday 10th September 2022 – for pictures of the event click here.

As part of the national annual Culture Night, Bandon hosted a very successful culture night event on 23rd September where a number of people got to see bell ringing first hand.

The General Secretary recently forwarded a very helpful document on Belfry Upkeep, from the CCCBR – Click here to read.



Check out the Events page for a list of Association & District Practices, Competitions and Festivals for 2022. Book your diary now to ensure you never miss these important events.

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