The Irish Association of Change Ringers

125 years ringing in Ireland

August 2023

July 27, 2023

From the President,

Wishing St Audoen’s all the very best as they celebrate the 600th anniversary of three of the bells this weekend. May they ring out joyously over the streets of Dublin for many generations to come.

Julia Lysaght

The St. Audoen’s Society of Bellringers invite you to join them in celebrating the 600th anniversary of our three medieval bells which were cast in 1423,  on Saturday 26 August 2023.

Ringing from 2.00 p.m.

Service at 4.30 p.m.

St. Audoen’s Church, High Street, Dublin 8 D08 W99H

Please click on the invitation attached for more information.

The 3rd Annual Galbraith Cup Competition will be held in Christ Church Taney, Dublin on Saturday 16th September, 2023. Registration is at 12 noon, and the competition will start at 1pm. Taney ringers look forward to welcoming bell ringers from every district for this fun competition

District Practices for August 2023: (updated 09/August/2023)

Eastern District – St Saviour, Arklow – Saturday 13th August 2023 @ 14.00 – for reasons outside the control of the Eastern District, this practice has been cancelled. Apologies for the short notice.

District Practices for September 2023:

Northern District –  St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen – Saturday 2nd September 2023 @ 14.00

Eastern District – Dublin, St Patrick’s Cathedral– Saturday 9th September 2023 @ 14.00

Advance Dates for your dairies:

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

The Association will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2023.   This will be celebrated on 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 Sunday 22nd October at 3.30pm.  The Association Dinner will be held in Bray on the Saturday evening.