A fine church organ in a beautifully decorated church somewhere from the Poole Collection for today! While the carved wooden panels on the walls might indicate the sideways facing choir seats of a reformed church, the stations of the cross on the side and end walls could make it a Roman Catholic church? Which is it and where?
Based on a similar Poole shot (crucially with a label)
, it was B-59
who identified this as the organ in the chapen of the Presentation Convent, in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. Known also as Nano Nagle Chapel, the chapel and convent buildings now form part of a community resource centre.....
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford
Date: c.28 September 1910
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 2230
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Mad guess - it's a Pugin church or chapel, from the decoration ... Mr Whitehead also commissioned Mr Poole to photograph this different organ - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590635 Edit - Mr W. Whitehead was an organ builder whose premises were at 33 The Mall, Waterford - next door to Mr Poole. See - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000590110
According to this similar photo catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000592630, it's the Presentation Convent, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.
Flickr photo by Pete Smith of the ceiling in 2010: www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4457058995/
Built c. 1840, s. www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Good work there! The ceiling colour decoration is fantastic, with the benefit of modern lighting of course.
Lovely. Probably Roman Catholic, reminds me of the old churches in Montreal. commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Montreal_StNomJesus_tango...
Wait up! The Presentation Convent seems to have been rebuilt with this newer chapel at the north end, some time after Mr French's visit - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000319953 - (which must have been after 1891 when St Nicholas' tower was completed - www.dia.ie/works/view/56704/building/CO.+TIPPERARY%2C+CAR... ) Streetview - goo.gl/maps/VjAAkh5JKtp The NIAH do not seem to know of this rebuild - www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...
... Or has the southern end of the building been cut short ?
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Yes, the building is shorter now at the South end. On the Ordnance Survey, swapping between Ortho 1995 and 2000 shows the change, so it is recent enough.
The Convent building was vacated in April 1997, and the remaining sisters moved to a house in Chapel Street. The convent chapel was donated to the parish and the remainder of the property was purchased by Fr Nicholas Power for parochial purposes. The former convent building was transformed into the Nano Nagle Community Resource Centre and in 1999 a public car park for the town was developed on the site of the convents gardens.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Thank you - I was confused; now it makes sense. Does anyone know if the pipe organ is still there? I can find nothing on the interweb, and normally organ bores (like me!) record everything. Reverse view in 2015 from the organ gallery via https://www.flickr.com/photos/rustyoldtown/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/rustyoldtown/18334242015/
It looks like the organ has gone - see this very dark view at 0:17 - youtu.be/aoRxRyYrCHY
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Well done https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]. And thanks https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia and https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley for helping confirm that (at least) the chapel itself is still standing. And at least in use for musical/community events. Great to see!