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This organ was originally built by Telford in 1888 for the Presentation Convent in Youghal.
In 1990, it was moved to its new home at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (aka Strand Church). This organ was originally designed for a smaller chapel, with its primary use being for the Divine Office.
It blends very well into its new location, and looks as if it was built specifically for the Strand Church. The church has excellent acoustics which makes the organ blend even more so in its new home
The original organ of St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, was built by William Telford in 1874-75; it was a three-manual instrument with 33 stops and Barker lever action. In 1904 Telford & Telford rebuilt the organ with pneumatic action, higher wind pressure and considerable revoicing. The organ was once more rebuilt between 1987 and 1989, this time by the Irish Organ Company of Antrim. A fourth manual was added, and the tonal design of the instrument was extensively altered.
Christ Church, Clifden is the place of worship of the Church of Ireland community in Clifden. The organ has a compact case with attractive decoratively-painted façade pipes, and is positioned at the top of the church to the left of the sanctuary area, facing sideways across the church. The action is mechanical throughout, and the swell pedal is of the balanced type.