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.
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 …
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 barge 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 !
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.
During 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.