The Irish Association of Change Ringers

IACR COVID-19 Guidance: COVID-19 Guidelines for ringing must be within the guidelines of the respective Churches, and at all times with mind to the safety of the participants.

Eastern District Practice


October 8, 2022


14.00 - 16.00



Eastern District


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October 1, 2022

Northern District

Northern District Practice – Please note change of Location

Holy Trinity, Drumbo – Please note change of location of the October Northern District Practice

14.00 - 17.00

October 29, 2022

Association Ringing Festival

Northern District

Association Ringing Festival

The President of the Irish Association of Change Ringers invites members and their guests to the Autumn Ringing Festival, which will be hosted this year by the Northern District, on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th October 2022.

Saturday 29th October:

10:30 to 12:30 Holy Trinity, Drumbo,

Lunch: plenty of options on the Lisburn Road near St. Thomas. Examples

include: Mad Hatter Coffee Shop (opposite) and Ryan’s Bar & Restaurant.

14:30 to 16:00 St. Thomas, Belfast

16:45 to 18:30 St. Malachi, Royal Hillsborough

19:30 – The Annual Dinner will be held in the Hillside, Royal Hillsborough. The cost is £27.00 (two courses, tea/coffee, plus gratuity). Menu below. Please could tower correspondents indicate the number of people attending from your tower by contacting Simon Walker at by Saturday 22nd October together with menu choices.

On Sunday 30th October we are invited to join local service ringing, which takes place at the following times : Royal Hillsborough 10.00-10.30; Holy Trinity Drumbo 10.30-11.00, St Marks Dundela 9.30-10.00, St Donard Belfast 11.00-11.20, St Thomas Belfast 10.00-10.30. 

Sunday Oct. 30th 2022:

14:30 to 16:00 St. Mary, Kilmood.

General Information

Safeguarding: In accordance with IACR safeguarding policy, persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by two adults from their own tower. In addition, records of attendance for all persons will be kept.

Photography / videoing: Please note that IACR safeguarding policy and GDPR legislation require that agreement is sought from photograph / video subjects before images can be displayed on social media etc.

Ringing: All persons will be catered for and so call changes and plain hunt will be rung as well as Grandsire (5, 7 and 9), Plain  Bob (5, 6, 7, 8 and 9) and, if numbers permit, Stedman(5, 7, 9). Cambridge Surprise Minor and Major will also be attempted if numbers permit. If you wish to ring in the methods/ principles, please make sure you have learnt the work before “catching hold”.

Accommodation: In addition to B&Bs and Airbnb accommodation, there is a Premier Inn at Lisburn which is close to Hillsborough.

The Premier Inn can be looked at on

Some other B&Bs known to local ringers are as follows:

Kilwarlin Cottages

Dunhill B and B


Air B and B  No.33 Coach House Hillsborough.

Menu – Hillside, Royal Hillsborough

SATURDAY 29th October 2022

Main Course

  1. DOUBLE BEEF BURGER · Grass-fed double beef burger, mozzarella and onions, sourdough bun, fries.
  2. HADDOCK · Fish and chips, haddock, skin-on chips, peas, dulse tartare
  3. PORK RISOTTO · Cider brined pork, barley and chorizo risotto, grilled hispi cabbage
  4. CHICKEN PIE · Free-range chicken, leek and smoked Applewood pie, smoked garlic mash.
  5. ROAST BEEF, chefs veg, creamy mash, roast potato, Yorkshire pudding, gravy
  6. STUFFED ROAST PORK – creamy mash, roast potato, chef veg & gravy.


  1. VEGGIE PIE · Leek, artichoke and smoked Applewood pie, smoked garlic mash.
  2. RISOTTO · Wild mushroom risotto, charred tender stem broccoli, crispy shallots, onion.


  1. GUINNESS TOFFEE PUDDING · Guinness sticky toffee pudding, Guinness ice cream.
  2. POSSET · Peach melba posset, white chocolate, candied pistachio.
  3. CHEESECAKE · Cheesecake of the day, Draynes farm ice cream.

Tea/ Regular coffee


November 5, 2022

Northern District

Northern District Practice

St Patrick, Ballymena

14.00 - 17.00

December 3, 2022

Northern District

Northern District Practice – Please note change of Location

St Bronach, Kilbroney  – Please note change of location of the December Northern District Practice



14.00 - 17.00

February 18, 2023


Executive Council Meeting

Dublin Area – venue to be confirmed


April 15, 2023

Northern District

Northern District AGM and Cunningham Cup Competition

Kilbroney, St Bronach




April 1, 2023

Southern District

Southern District Annual General Meeting


District Practice Day

Northern District: 1st Saturday

Eastern District: 2nd Saturday

Southern District: 3rd Sunday