DUNDALK : IRELAND -LO

*Location:

   St.Joseph's Shrine Church
   St.Joseph's Monastery
   St.Alphonsus Road
   Dundalk, Co.Louth, Ireland
   LL: N 54.00428, W 6.38929
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Joseph's Monastery
   St.Alphonsus Road
   Dundalk, Co.Louth, A91F3FC
   T: (0)42-9334042   F: (0)42-9330893
   E: dundalk.office/@/cssr DOTie

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original chime, bass 25 cwt, cast by
   Matthew O'Byrne, Dublin; destroyed by
   fire in 1920.  Replacement omitted
   treble and largest semitone, which are
   included in complete rehang on new
   frame with expanded clavier.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The instrument was enlarged in 2022
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Prior history:
     In 1921, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       with bells made by Taylor      
     In 1898, a complete instrument of 12 bells was installed
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IE    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The monastery Website has an evening photo of the main building and its bell tower on the home page, but there are no other photos.  Bell Ringers are mentioned on the Ministries page, but otherwise there is no mention of these bells.

A Taylor foundry project page has a tower photo and gives the history of these bells as well as the current scope of work.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all British Isles chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Ireland.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/09/09
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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