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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 December 6, 2022

Sadly we start this report with the news of the passing of John Kane, of John’s Lane tower, in Dublin. A consummate gentle man, he will be missed by all who knew him. We send our condolences to his family .. funeral detail can be seen on RIP.IE  at this link.
Wondering if anyone has a photo of John that we could post here? .. if you have, please email sd.secretary@bellringingireland.org

ED Practice at Taney –
An Eastern District Practice will take place at Taney Tower, Churchtown on 10th December 2022.
Ringing will be from 2 to 4 pm.

Christmas Dinner at CCC –
Christchurch Cathedral Bell-ringers will host a Christmas Dinner in the Crypt at Christchurch on
Thursday 15 December 2022 from 7 pm.
A reception with prosecco in the crypt will be followed by a buffet of meat and salads.
The cost for the night is 20 euro per person, which is a subsidised cost.
If you would like to attend and bring a guest or guests, please contact Una Caulfield or Sorcha Duggan to confirm.

As we approach Christmas and the New Year, many towers will have additional ringing to normal Sunday times – if any tower wishes to advertise their times, please let any of the web committee know, and we’ll add them here.

Christmas Eve ringing:

  • St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, at 9.30pm for 10.00pm service.

New Year’s Eve ringing:

  • St. Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, meet at 11.15pm for 12 midnight ringing. Refreshments served before ringing.

Events

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.