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Updated June 25, 2024

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 June 25, 2024

Ringing Outing 

  • A group of ringers from West Cork are going on a 2-day outing on 12 and 13 July.  We are visiting and ringing at St Peter’s, Drogheda; St Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals in Dublin; St Audoen’s, Dublin; St Mary’s, Blessington and Church of Immaculate Conception in Wexford.
    If anyone would like to join us for some or all of the outing please get in touch and I’ll give you full details of where we will be and when.   Diana Pitcher on 086-851-8329 or email Diana@DianaPitcher.com

A service of Re-dedication

  • is to be held in St Mary’s Doneraile on Sunday 15th September at which the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton, will bless and re-dedicate our newly restored and rehung peal of six bells. All ringers are very welcome to attend this service, and there will be ringing opportunities on both Saturday and Sunday for all levels of expertise – we want to make it a weekend of celebration.
    Anyone who would like to take part in a quarter-peal to mark this occasion should contact Julia, lysaghtjulia@gmail.com

Association Cups Valuation

  • All Association Cups are to be valued and inspected for repairs on Saturday 24th August 2024 and Saturday 7th September 2024. To help with this process all Eastern and Southern District towers currently holding Association or District Cups are requested to bring these cups to the Galbraith Cup (hosted by Christ Church Taney) on Saturday 24th August.
    All Association and District Cups in the Northern District be brought to the District Practice in Holywood on Saturday 7th September 2024.

District Practices and Events July – August 2024

  • Eastern District – Saturday 20th August 2024 – Wexford – 14.00 – 16.00
  • Eastern District – Saturday 10th August 2024 – St Audeon’s, Dublin – 14.00 – 16.00
  • Eastern District – Saturday 24th August 2024 – Galbraith Cup – Christ Church Taney

Please note change of venue for Northern District Practice, Saturday 7th September 2024. This Practice will now take place in SS Philip and James, Holywood – 14.00 – 17.00 hrs and not Enniskillen as originally planned.

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.

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.