Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Thanks for sharing my visit to the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas of Myra.




It's so very rare that we in the States get to see buildings that have stood for so long. 




Beginning tomorrow, I'll return briefly to the streets of Galway before heading out onto one of Ireland's most beautiful rivers.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Organ


Church of St. Nicholas, Galway

"In 1912, a new organ was ordered from Norman & Beard of Norwich for the sum of £908, half of which was the gift of Mr Andrew Carnegie. A small amount of pipework was incorporated from the old Walker instrument.

This instrument has had many repairs and overhauls (with major work carried out in 1945, 1957-9, 1963, 1977-8 and 1982), during which most of the original tubular pneumatic actions were discarded in favour of electro-pneumatic replacements" (www.stnicholas.ie).