The Rose Mooney or Carolan Harp

Rose Mooney’s harp

Usually dated to the late 17th or early 18th Century

Known as the Carolan harp, or Rose Mooney harp, or the Royal Irish Academy Harp No. 2

Owned by the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. Museum reference number DF:1945.122. Usually kept in storage, not on public display.

“High Headed” design;
originally 36 strings. longest string (in current damaged state) reported as 104cm


Simon Chadwick