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Franciscan Abbey, Galway

RegionCo. Galway - Galway City
Uploaded byRay O'Donnell
Builder(s)
T. W. Magahy (no date given)
Henry Willis & Sons (1977)
Peter Conacher & Co. (1978)
Trevor Crowe Ltd (2003)

The organ of the Franciscan Abbey, Galway, is placed in the gallery at the back of the church, and is divided between two cases to avoid obscuring a large stained-glass window in the centre. The Swell and Pedal divisions are located in the left case (as seen from the church, facing the back) and the Great in the right. The console is beside the left case, and faces sideways across the rather narrow gallery.

The 1977 work by Willis & Sons is described in a plaque on the organ as an "overhaul", while Peter Conacher added a new blower and console in 1978. Trevor Crowe altered the specification to the current stop list, greatly increasing the range of colour and effectiveness of the instrument.

Great
Open Diapason8
Stopped Diapason8
Principal4
Flute4
Fifteenth2
 
Swell
Hohl Flute8
Fugara8
Principal4
Suabe Flute4
Fifteenth2
Trumpet8
 
Pedal
Bourdon16
Bass Flute8