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The builder of this organ is unknown, but Derek Verso surmises that it might have been John White, or possibly John White bought it from a French builder (Cavaillé-Coll?). The action is mechanical throughout; the manuals each have 56 notes and the pedal 30.
The author (ROD) is unclear whether the specification below represents the organ before or after Derek Verso's work, but suspects that this is the original stoplist.
Unusual features of this instrument include (from Derek Verso's notes for BIOS conference held in Maynooth, July 1991):
The organ is situated in the choir gallery at the back of the church, and faces sideways across the gallery. It has one manual of 56 notes and a pedal board of 20 notes. The action is mechanical throughout.
This Choir Organ in Galway Cathedral is a movable one-manual positive instrument with four stops. It was commissioned in 2006 as part of the rebuild of the Gallery Organ.
The organ is larger than the average box organ, being designed to allow the pipes to speak without obstruction as well as to allow easy tuning by one person. The blower is located inside the case, resulting in a completely self-contained instrument. It is played standing up, and the entire top rises to form a large music desk.