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About The Power Clan Gathering 2013

Calling all folks with the last names Power, Powers, Poor, Poore, le Poher, de Paor, Powys to a Clan Gathering at the seat of the original family at Dunhill, County Waterford, Ireland in June 2013.

Flight Specials

Thinking of joining us for the Power Clan Gathering ?

Here are some of the offers right now from the various airlines that’ll help you get here.  All prices are subject to availability and are current as of today, May 14th.

UK

  • Birmingham – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £42 pp
  • Bristol – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £45 pp
  • East Midlands - DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £40 pp
  • Edinburgh – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £42 pp
  • London Gatwick – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £99 pp
  • London Stansted – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £61 pp
  • London Heathrow – Dublin, Aer Lingus, 30th May – 5th June, £115 pp
  • Leeds/Bradford – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £43 pp
  • Liverpool – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, £40 pp

Europe

  • Berlin – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, €110 pp
  • Frankfurt – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, €85 pp
  • Paris Beauvais – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, €65 pp
  • Madrid – DublinRyanair, 30th May – 5th June, €185 pp

Canada & USA

  • Boston – DublinAir Canada, 29th May – 7th June, US$748 pp
  • St. John’s (NL) – Dublin, Air Canada, 29th May – 7th June, CA$1,184 pp
  • Toronto – DublinAir Canada, 29th May – 7th June, CA$1,087 pp
  • JFK – Dublin, United Airlines, 29th May – 6th June, US$514 pp
  • Chicago – DublinAmerican Airlines, 29th May – 7th June, US$738 pp

Nicknames Competition !

COMPETITION TIME AGAIN in partnership with WLR fm

We want to know your Power Clan nicknames and the stories behind why each branch of the clan was know as such.

There were so many Power families in Waterford and surrounding areas that they had to be differentiated by nicknames … and we’re sure there are some funny or unusual ones about.

For example, one of our committee member’s family is known as”The Mountain Powers” to distinguish them from the Power families who lived at the bottom of the mountain – “The Jeffs” !

So please leave your stories and nicknames in the comments and we’ll give 2 tickets to our Gardenmorris BBQ and Ceilí event on June 2nd to the winner !

Memorial Tree Planting

For those members of the far-flung Power Clan who cannot make it to Waterford this May31-June4, we are offering the planting of memorial trees a small token of remembrance of those in our families that have passed on.

For €10 (which is about $13 US & Canadian, $12 Aussie and £8 pounds) you can have a spruce sapling planted in the grounds of Dunhill Castle during the opening ceremonies of the Power Clan Gathering on May 31st.

This also includes a dedication tag, which will be laminated and attached to the tree, a blessing by Fr. Paul Murphy of Dunhill, who will officiate at the ceremonies, and a photo of the tree/planting.

Trees can be ordered via our website.

The Power Clan on Joe Duffy’s Liveline!

Our colleague Eamonn Murphy represented us splendidly on Joe Duffy’s RTE Liveline programme yesterday – thank to Eamonn and of course Joe and his production team for giving us the opportunity to speak about the upcoming Power Clan Gathering in June …


Promotional Event in London

The Power Clan Gathering team will shortly visit London and Manchester to promote our exciting event …

If you or any of your Power relatives and friends happen to be in London on the 15th of March, why not pop by the Tattershall Castle bargeAmazing London Eye at Victoria Embankment in central London (just opposite the London Eye!) for an evening of chat, food and great craic.  The event is free and starts at 6pm !

See our event on Facebook here … please share !

12 Marker Y-DNA Special

www.familytreedna.com have just brought in a special offer on the 12 Marker DNA test.

For a limited time Familytreedna (FTDNA) are releasing the 12 marker for the princely sum of $US 39, which is amazing because before it was over $200 !

POWER(S), POOR(E), or POER can also take the test at http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Power . Simply a case of paying by Credit Card or Paypal and the Test kit will land on your doorstep shortly after.

Promotional event in Toronto

Dr. Wally Kirwan, a member of the Steering Group organising and
promoting the Power Clan Gathering 2013 will visit Toronto over 17-20
February to spread the word on this wonderful celebration.

pjsHe is hosting a party in PJ O’Brien’s Pub, 63 Colborne St., Toronto at 6.30pm tomorrow, Tuesday the 19th.  All are welcome !  Please spread the word if you live in or around the Toronto area.

FREE PINT FOR THE FIRST 25 POWERS !

Ridgley C. Powers – Governor of Mississippi

Ridgley Ceylon Powers (1836-1912) was a Union officer in the American Civil War and a Mississippi politician who served as that state’s Governor from 1871 to 1874.  Born in late 1836 to Milo Powers and Lucy Ann Dickinson,  his education was attained at the University of Michigan and at Union College in New York, where he took classes in 1862.

rcpowersDuring the Civil War, he served as a private in Company C of the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and rose to the rank of colonel by time of his discharge in 1865. After his military service, he moved to Mississippi and settled in Noxubee County, where he ran a cotton plantation. Powers joined Mississippi’s newly established Republican Party in 1868 and was elected lieutenant governor in 1869. Although most Republican officials were very unpopular during the period after the war, Powers retained the confidence and respect of the people during his term as lieutenant governor and later as governor.

Powers died in Los Angeles, California in 1912.