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The Willis organ was installed in 1900 and had its first public performance on July 1 of that year. The performance was given by Henry Lucas Balfour, then organist of the Royal Albert Hall in London. An entry in the Henry Willis & Sons general ledger dated February 15, 1900 has this organ recorded as Grand Pneumatic Organ - £1826 (i.e. British Pounds). The organ was installed in the rear gallery over the entrance to the nave, in what would be referred to as the west gallery had the church been built on the traditional east-west axis. (http://poorhousephotos.com/willis/willis_dundalk.html)
The original organ in the Pro-Cathedral was built by the Dublin organ builder, John White, more than a century ago, and the present instrument contains some of White's original pipework. The present façade of the organ dates from William Hill's rebuild of in the instrument around 1900. Subsequent work was carried out by Henry Willis & Co. in the 1930s, before J.W. Walker's major rebuild of 1971 and the most recent refurbishment of the instrument (carried out in the context of an overall redecoration of the church) by the same firm which was completed in the autumn of 1995.
Two Manual and Pedalboard Tracker Action Organ. It contains 18 stops, its key action,manual and pedal action is all Mechanical. The Swell Box is controlled by a Hitch Type Swell Pedal.