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St Brigid's Church of Ireland, Clara

RegionCo. Offally
Uploaded byTom Monaghan
Alexander Chestnutt (? Early 1900s)

Built by Alex Chestnutt, Waterford in the early 1900s for the Presbytarian Church in Waterford. This Church was destroyed by fire but the organ survived unscathed. It was apparently stored in the Church of Ireland Cathedral in Waterford until the Rev Crawford bought it to replace an inadequate harmonium in St Brigid's Church of Ireland, Clara Co Offaly.
It was installed in its new home in 1969 and served its purpose worthily. Time, however caught up with this faithful servant and the Parish decided that urgent remedial work was required.
The job was carried out by Mr Stephen Adams in 2015, the full details are available here on his website:

Here is the technical information as per Mr Adams:

To explain more: the original specification was Open Diapason 8, Rohr Flute 8, Dulciana 8, Voix Celeste 8, Gemshorn 4 (playable from a single keyboard), with a Pedal Bourdon 16. Manual/Ped coupler and super and sub-octave couplers.

The organ will now operate from 2 keyboards, giving the player the opportunity to solo on one and accompany on the other:

Great Open Diapason 8, Rohr Flute 8, Gemshorn 4, Fifteenth 2

Swell Flute 8, Salicional 8, Voix Celeste 8, Flute 4, Nazard 2 2/3

Pedal Bourdon, Gt-Ped, Sw-Ped