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The organ was newly built for the Academy in 1987, and is located in a medium-sized room used for recitals and chamber performances. The action is mechanical throughout.
This instrument was built by the Irish Organ Company, and has two manuals and pedals. The action is electric; the swell-pedal is of the balanced type; the console is detached, and there is no organ case. There are no couplers.
David Forde writes: "The church is a modern octagonal building with a typical Vatican II layout, the altar being placed centrally. The organ is an example of the Irish Organ Company's standard 'Cosgrove Organ' a small 3 or 4 unit extension instrument for churches with limited funds and limited musical pretensions.
Situated on a hill behind the Dundrum LUAS bridge, St. Nahi's is a historic church surrounded by a large graveyard containing the graves of many famous people.
Previously, the music in St. Nahi's was provided by a large harmonium (which is still in the church but is, sadly, almost unplayable). In the early 1990s a small one manual pipe organ built by Telford and Telford (originally in another church) was installed.
This delightful seven stop organ is situated at the back of the church in the corner and is more than adequate for the little church.