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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 April 24, 2024

Update 2024

The minutes of the Eastern Districts Meeting held in March and April can be found under AGM papers under Eastern District Minutes 2024.

Irish Association of Change Ringers Safeguarding video created by Dean Cliff Jeffers is now available for viewing on the Association YouTube Channel on this link.

The following Officers was elected at the Eastern District Annual General Meeting on 13th April 2024 and will be taking up positions with immediate effect.

  • Donna Lawless, (St Peter’s Tower, Drogheda) was elected as District President
  • Ray Cregan, (Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin) was elected as District Ringing Master
  • Jason Lynam, (St Audoens, Dublin) was elected as District Secretary
  • Darrell Brislane (Taney, Dublin) was elected as District Treasurer
  • Eric O’Cuinn, (St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin) was elected as Safeguarding Officer

Over the weekend of 19th/21st April a successful weekend of social ringing was held in Kilmersdon, Somerset,  the home village of the late Mike Pomeroy. Many ringers from both Ireland and England met in Kilmersdon to renew old friendships, make news ones, to ring bells, to socialise and to remember our friend Mike.

All was accomplished! A  quarter peal was rung in Ston Easton, Somerset the church of the  Blessed Virgin Mary in 38 minutes.  We rang in small villages towers and large city towers (Wells!); R&CC to Grandsire Caters to Cambridge; 1st time tourers made huge progress, and we caught-up with Mike’s sister Lyn, and extended family.

Really Big Thank You to Matthew, who not only helped with tower and pub selections, but showed us around his workshop – a fantastic experience.

The Web site committee will meet on Wednesday, 29th May 2024.  Please share any upcoming tower or district dates that you wish to be publicised to –webmaster@bellringingireland.org

Association Events and District Practices for May 2024:

  • Northern District – Saturday 4th May 2024 – St Columb’s Cathedral Londonderry – 14.00 -17.00

Saturday 25th May 2024 – Holy Trinity Church, Ballylesson (Drumbo)

  • The Executive Council Meeting – 11.30am
  • Murphy Cup Competition for 2024 – 14.00

District Practices for April 2024:

  • Northern District – Saturday 1st June 2024 – St Saviour’s, Greyabbey – 14.00 -17.00

Events

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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