Following professional advice it was decided in some way to return to the cathedral architect, William Burges', original vision of having both an organ in the west gallery and a choir organ close to the choir stalls, whilst also retaining much of the instrument in the organ pit in the north transept.
The whole instrument was removed from the organ pit (see picture above) and a new frame was constructed (see picture below) to contain a new and more practical layout, one which would also allow the restored pipes to 'speak' more clearly into the cathedral. A key principle in this regard was, as far as was possible, to return the pipes to their original voicing.
Work continued in the organ pit, following the full renovation of the pit and north transept, in late 2012 and early 2013 with the full rebuild being completed by October 2013.
With over 4,500 pipes (including the 3,012 originals) the cathedral organ is now the largest in Ireland.