Photograph from The Irish and Highland Harps
by Robert Bruce Armstrong
|Date||Probably 17th century|
|Height||104 cm (41 inches)|
|Soundbox||Hollowed out from a single block (willow), maximum width is 31 cm (12 inches)|
|Current Location||Library of Trinity College, Dublin|
The height given above for this harp is an approximation as the bottom of the soundboxs projecting block is concealed within a display stand.
Please visit The Castle Otway Harp page here on WireStrungharp.com for history of this harp, including an appendix on the Members of the
Otway family who were owners of Castle Otway or might have had a connection with the Castle Otway harp in the 19th and 20th centuries.
For Robert Bruce Armstrongs account of this harp, see The Irish and Highland Harps pages 73 through 79. Armstrong includes two plates for this harp, as well as an illustration of Patrick Quinn, who according to Edward Bunting once owned this harp. Please also see the drawing on page 28 of that same book.