collection consists of Irish, British and French instruments. The Irish
harp collection is especially significant and includes a small number
of early wire-strung harps. The harpsichord collection tends to focus on
the 18th Century and includes some rare pieces. The piano collection is
well represented from the later part of the 18th Century onwards and
the focus is on Irish makers. The collection also includes a rare
lyrachord and a small body of stringed instruments.