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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.

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Updated July 27, 2022

A further reminder for Saturday July 30th Waterford Christ Church Cathedral will be celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the bells.
The first peal to be rung in Ireland happened in July 1872, as documented on the peal board in the ringing room.

Waterford Ringers would like to invite ringers from other towers to visit Waterford and ring with us on Saturday 30th (from 11am), and we are particularly inviting ringers who can participate in a quarter peal on that day. Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to attend, please ‘phone or text Richard de Courcy on 086-3220428; if you would like to take part in a quarter peal, please contact Torstein Strandenes on email: or text message to 085-7438385.

We have made some layout changes to the website over the last couple of weeks.  There is a new Quick Links panel to the left hand side, with links to the Gallery and Obituaries. Each of these pages has also under gone a facelift and you can link to them here Gallery and here Obituaries .

A future date for your diary – the annual IACR Ringing Festival returns and will be hosted by the Northern District. Dates are Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2022.

Please check the IACR website regularly, for more information or updates on upcoming events as ringing events in Ireland recommence, as well as updates to the Learn to Ring section.


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.

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.