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Two manual & pedal electro-pneumatic. The case on the north aisle, facing westwards, was built in 1754 by John Snetzler. The instrument originally had four manuals.
The original organ of St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, was built by William Telford in 1874-75; it was a three-manual instrument with 33 stops and Barker lever action. In 1904 Telford & Telford rebuilt the organ with pneumatic action, higher wind pressure and considerable revoicing. The organ was once more rebuilt between 1987 and 1989, this time by the Irish Organ Company of Antrim. A fourth manual was added, and the tonal design of the instrument was extensively altered.
This organ was built for the Cork Exhibition 1883 and did well at showcasing Magahy's work. When the exhibition was over, it found a home in St Mary's Catholic Church in Drogheda. Everything about the instrument is grand - from the massive timbers to the towering facade pipes, it was certainly built with impression in mind! Aside from its romantic voices, there is a good deal of upperwork in the organ, which I suppose is owed to Kenneth Jones, who previously maintained it.