|Uploaded by||Matthew Breen|
St Patrick's Church of Ireland (or "Powerscourt Church") was built in a perfect cross shape. However, from the inside it looks as if there is only one transept. This is because the other (the North transept) houses the organ and vestry. The archway of this transept is fronted by the organ's facade and access to the vestry is through a "hidden" door set into the paneling on the right of the console: Very neat and tidy!
The organ itself is a small Peter Conacher instrument, a bit older and larger than that of nearby Kilternan C of I (also by Conacher).
It was overhauled by Alfred Taylor about 25 years ago.
Most recently, a restoration by The Fine-Tuning Company (aka Derek Verso) saw the already balanced swell-pedal moved from its previous position at the far right end of the pedalboard to the more usual central position. Also, the winding problem has been seen to and the mixture composition may have been altered.
There are four composition pedals and a horseshoe-shaped "Great to Pedal" mechanical reversible.
|Swell to Great|
|Great to Pedal|
|Swell to Pedal|
|Two comp peds to Gt|
|Two comp peds to Sw|
|Gt to Pd reversible ped|