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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 May 31, 2023

The Murphy Cup Competition was held on Saturday 27th May 2023  in St Canice’s  Cathedral, Kilkenny and the result … :

1st – St Malachy’s, Royal Hillsborough

2nd – St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

3rd – St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick

4th – Christ Church Taney, Dublin

5th –  St Comgall’s, Bangor

St Patrick’s rang 3 plain courses of Grandsire Triples while all other teams rang at least 30 different call changes and all teams rang for a minimum of 10 mins.

Congratulations to Philip Talbot on being elected an Honorary Life member of the Association on Saturday 27th May 2023 at the AGM in St Canice’s Cathedral.

Office Bearers for 2024

President – Julia Lysaght

Association Ringing Master – Don McLean

General Secretary – Fiona Chamberlain

Caretaker Association Treasurer –  Andrew White – any nominations for this position, please contact the General Secretary

Librarian – June Kelly

Anyone willing to join the website committee please contact – 

District Practices for June 2023:

Northern District – St Saviour, Greyabbey – Saturday 3rd June 2023 @ 14.00

Eastern District – St Audeon, Dublin – Saturday 10th June 2023 @ 14.00

District Practices for July 2023:

Eastern District – St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny – Saturday 8th July 2023 @ 14.00

Advance Dates for your dairies:

West Cork Ringing Festival – Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October 2023: for further information click here

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2023, when the Association will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary.   This will be the weekend of the Association Ringing Festival hosted by the Eastern District. A special celebratory Service will be held in St Patrick’s Cathedral to coincide with the Anniversary, on the 22nd October at 3.30pm.  The Association Dinner will be held in Bray on the Saturday evening.


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.