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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.
The following is a transcript, including idiosyncratic punctuation, of an article published in The Irish Builder, May 1, 1878 (page 140)
'NEW ORGAN IN WICKLOW CHURCH
This lovely organ was originally constructed in 1854 by Henry Bevington of London. It had deteriorated to such an extent that the parish was faced with the stark choice of either discarding the instrument in favour of an electronic substitute or salvaging as much of the Bevington organ as possible for use in what would basically be a new organ, all on a shoestring budget. Fortunately, they opted for the latter and engaged renowned organ builder, Trevor Crowe, to carry out the works.