The Irish Association of Change Ringers

125 years ringing in Ireland

April 2023

March 29, 2023

Update Saturday 22nd April 2023

The Executive Council Meeting and Murphy Cup Competition for 2023 will be on Saturday 27th May 2023 and will take place in St Canice’s Cathedral Kilkenny, Annual General Meeting in chapter room 11.30am, and Murphy Cup 2.45pm.

District Annual General Meetings and District Cup dates for your diary:

Southern District – Saturday 1st April 2023 – St Mary’s Cathedral , Limerick, starting at 14.00

Northern District – Saturday 15th April 2023 – Kilbroney, Rostrevor, starting at 11.00

Associaiton Annual General Meeting – Saturday 27th May 2023 – venue to be confirmed

District Practices for April 2023:

Northern District – St Nicholas Carrickfergus on Saturday 1st April 2023 @ 18.30

Southern District – Rosscarbery, St Fachtna’s Cathedral on Saturday 15th April 2023 @ 14.00

District Practices for May 2023:

Eastern District – Wexford, Church of Immaculate Conception on Saturday 13th May 2023 @ 14.00

Southern District – Kilkenny, St Canice’s Cathedral on Saturday 20th May 2023 @ 15.00

Advance date for your diaries – 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.

To celebrate the IACR 125th anniversary, 2 items are now available, for sale. A new lapel pin at €2.50/£2.00 (see sample here); and a large umbrella for €30/£26 (see sample here).

Both will be available for sale at the district meetings. Or, contact Julia Lysaght or Andrew White for the label pins; contact Julia Lysaght or Kieron Brislane for the umbrellas.