Музей старинного радио • Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
entertainment, education / museum, gallery
Ирландия, Leinster, town Howth
Martello Tower, Abbey Street, Howth, Co. Dublin
language (of 2)
The Martello tower stands on the site of a former motte castle of the St. Lawrence Estate. It is also said to have been the site of the original Howth Castle. The museum gets its name from a comment made by the late Seán Lemass (former Taoiseach) while visiting the radio studios of Radio Éireann in Dublin. He referred to the radio service as “the old hurdy-gurdy” as whilst on his visit to the studios the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (then known as the Radio Éireann Light Orchestra) was tuning up… and the sound was reminiscent of a ‘hurdy-gurdy’.
The museum first opened in 2003, Pat Herbert, the curator, had been looking for a suitable premises to display his vast collection of radios, gramophones and other radio-related paraphernalia. Fingal County Council offered the recently refurbished Martello Tower to Pat for use as a museum. Pat maintains the museum as a labour of love. It is not run as a commercial enterprise. He enthusiastically gives of his time voluntarily, purely for the pleasure and enjoyment he derives from it. He is joined in his efforts by a team of volunteers, who all provide tours and introductions to the collection.
Музей открыт в 2003 году.
Колёсная ли́ра— язычковый фрикционный музыкальный инструмент.
- С ноября по апрель музей работает только в субботу и воскресенье 11:00 до 16:00.
During the months of November to April
the Hurdy Gurdy is open only on
Saturday & Sunday 11am until 4pm.
Suitable place for: couple, romantic, romantic trip; family with children over 10 years; one visit, a trip to one; quiet place to stay; away from civilization; beautiful view; beach, coast / holiday at sea, ocean, river, lake