The Christ Church Cathedral Society
of Change Ringers(Established 31 July 1670)
Ringing the Bells of Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral is delighted to offer the unique opportunity of receiving a guided tour of the tower of Christ Church Cathedral, which includes a chance to ring the bells under expert supervision.
|Service Ringing||Sunday 10.00 and 14.30|
|Practice Ringing||Friday 19.00-21.00. On occasion we may start at
18.00 please check with the ringing master. Visiting ringers welcome,
but advisable to make contact beforehand
(phone 086 827 9631 or contact email@example.com ).
Tours of the belfry are available. Visitors to the belfry will be shown how the bells are rung and be introduced to the culture of ringers (campanologists) by a practising ringer and teacher of the art, for a rare insight into the atmosphere of bell-ringing and its place in the cultural history of Dublin. For more information on tours or to book a group for an exclusive tour outside of the scheduled times please contact the cathedral office on 01-6778099 or firstname.lastname@example.org . As there are steps to the belfry, tours are not recommended for children under 12 or the infirm. Tours of the belfry are undertaken at your own risk.
Here are some videos (not shot in our belfry) which will give you an idea of what happens in a bell tower:
Bellringers' Lindoff Cup Success!
I am very proud to announce that today (Saturday 13 March 2010), Christ Church Cathedral ringers won the annual Eastern District striking competition and retained the Lindoff Cup for the fifth year in succession. Eight of our Sunday Service band went along to Taney this afternoon and successfully defended their title of local ringing champions, beating off a strong challenge from St Patrick's Cathedral and Christ Church Taney. We will now go forward to the All-Ireland competiton for the Murphy Cup in May which will be held at St Peter's Church, Drogheda. Such is the attraction of this competition that RTÉ were there to cover the day's ringing and it will be featured on the programme Capital D in a couple of weeks time - don't miss it!
Ian Bell, Ringing Master