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Church of the Assumption, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

RegionCo. Dublin - County
Uploaded byRónán Murray
Builder(s)
John White (Late 1850s)
Kenneth Jones & Co. (1978)
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Booterstown Catholic church dates from the early 19th century and occupies the site of a 17th century church, built during the reign of the Roman Catholic King James II. The organ was originally built by renowned Dublin organ builder, John White, probably in the late 1850s. It underwent various modifications over the years, most likely including the substitution of Swell strings for other stops. In 1978 Kenneth Jones of Bray altered the Great organ, replacing the Dulciana with a Fourniture and revoicing one of two 4' Flute stops (!) as a Principal. The so-called Octavin stop is actually a Fifteenth. Manual compasses are 54 notes while the Pedal organ, originally of 25 notes, was extended to 30 notes at this time. There are two composition pedals. At present, the organ is in rather sorry condition and suffers from poor winding, possibly caused by an easily rectifiable problem.

Great
Open Diapason8
Bourdon8
Principal4
Flute4
Octavin2
Fourniture III-IV1 1/3
 
Swell
Stopped Diapason8
Viole de Gamba8
Voix Celestes8
Harmonic Flute4
Flautina2
Clarinette (T.C.)8
 
Pedal
Pedal Bass (Bourdon)16
 
Couplers
Swell to Great
Great to Pedal

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