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Ballygar is in the extreme north-east of Co. Galway, right on the border with Co. Roscommon, and the Catholic parish church is right in the centre of the village. The organ is positioned in the centre of the choir gallery, at the back of the church. It has one manual of 56 notes and a flat pedal board of 30 notes. The case is very attractive, featuring a considerable amount of ornate wood carving; unfortunately no indication is given of the builder or date of the instrument, though it would appear to be the work of the mid-19th century.
This is a small two manual organ by Peter Conacher, situated in the gallery at the rear of the church. It was built in 1908 at the same time as the gallery and was restored in 1986. At this time the Swell reed was replaced (presumably by the Nazard 2 2/3). However, it is impossible to tell which stops are old and new as all the stop-faces are new of 1986. There is a weighted hitch-down swell pedal and two composition pedals.
I am not sure of the builder of this Organ...
It is completely out of action now and has not been used in a few years which is a really shame.
The Chapel has a fantastic accoustic and i'm sure the Organ would sound great should it be in working order...
At the moment there is a small electric organ which is in use.
Violin Diapson 8'
Lieblich Gedackt 8'
Viol D'Orchestre 8'
Orchestral Oboe 8'
Hohl Flute 8'
Open Diapson 8'
Stopped Diapson 8'