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This charming Organ was build by J W Walker - 1870
Rebuilt by Conacher - 1924
Rebuilt and a new console added by the Irish Organ Company - 1969
It is a lovely instrument, with a warm tone.
There had been quite a bit of renovation work within the Church Building and therefore there is a lot of dust in the Organ, and it is about time for a restoration project, and hopefully restore it back to its 1870 state.
Lieblich Bourdon 16'
Large Open Diapason 8'
Small Open Diapason 8'
Harmonic Flute 4'
Lieblich Flute 4'
Saint Audoen's Catholic Church is not to be confused with its next-door neighbour, St Audoen's Church of Ireland, which is the oldest church in Ireland (about 1,000 years); it is considerably newer and bigger. The organ is a three-manual all-mechanical Walker in the Romantic tradition, and one of the finest 19th century organs in Ireland.
The Church of St Augustine is situated in the very centre of Galway city, and serves one of the city parishes. The organ is located in the back choir gallery, and has quite a spectacular case with 16' pipes forming towers on either side. The action is mechanical throughout, and the swell pedal is of the older weighted type, which can be either fully open or fully shut but needs the weight of the foot to keep it in any other position. The three manuals each have 56 notes; the pedal board has 30 notes.