Tour of the Cathedral

The Organ

The organ, which was inaugurated in May 1864, was a present to the cathedral from the 3rd Earl Dunraven of Adare. It was built by the esteemed organ building company of William Hill & Son. 

The organ has been partially overhauled a number of times since then most notably: 

  • 1917 converted to pneumatic action by Hill, Norman and Beard
  • 1960's converted to electropneumatic action, wind pressure increased, installation of new electric blower and new detached tab key console by Henry Wills & Son
  • 1982 console replaced with current three manual drawstop console by Kenneth Jones Ltd.
  • 2005 Solid State Switching system installed by Stephen Adams .