Rose Mooney’s harp

Rose Mooney’s harp

Usually dated to the late 17th Century

Also known as Carolan’s harp

Owned by the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, in storage (not on display).

“High Headed” design;
originally 35 or 37 strings; later reduced to 33 after damage and repairs. longest string reported as 104cm

There is a b/w photo of this harp in Early Music, vol.36, no.4, Nov 2008 p.525


Simon Chadwick