Here at the Power Clan Gathering, we’ve taken a step into family history and have started an exciting new project called “Irish Emigrant Trails“.
Our aim is to assist those of you who are planning a trip to Ireland with your family history, and then, based on the results, develop a trail for you to follow when you get here – either with us as a guide or by yourselves.
By tailoring the trail around the research we do before you arrive, visitors can get right down to it – we aim to find homesteads, grave sites, parishes, villages/towns etc. where possible, all while seeing the wonderful sights Ireland has to offer.
We’d be delighted to hear your feedback on this new project and if we can be of any assistance to anyone planning their next trip (or maybe the first ?), please contact us over at Irish Emigrant Trails … or via Facebook.
As the slogan says, “Come find where it all began …”
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.
- Birmingham – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £42 pp
- Bristol – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £45 pp
- East Midlands - Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £40 pp
- Edinburgh – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £42 pp
- London Gatwick – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £99 pp
- London Stansted – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £61 pp
- London Heathrow – Dublin, Aer Lingus, 30th May – 5th June, £115 pp
- Leeds/Bradford – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £43 pp
- Liverpool – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, £40 pp
- Berlin – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, €110 pp
- Frankfurt – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, €85 pp
- Paris Beauvais – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, €65 pp
- Madrid – Dublin, Ryanair, 30th May – 5th June, €185 pp
Canada & USA
- Boston – Dublin, Air Canada, 29th May – 7th June, US$748 pp
- St. John’s (NL) – Dublin, Air Canada, 29th May – 7th June, CA$1,184 pp
- Toronto – Dublin, Air Canada, 29th May – 7th June, CA$1,087 pp
- JFK – Dublin, United Airlines, 29th May – 6th June, US$514 pp
- Chicago – Dublin, American Airlines, 29th May – 7th June, US$738 pp
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 !
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.
Per Day & Per Event tickets are now available to all or any of our events at the upcoming Power Clan Gathering 2013.
Everyone is welcome at ALL our events but booking is essential – bookings and payment can be made from this page.
Per Day & Per Event tickets are coming soon for those who wish to take part in the Power Clan Gathering 2013, but don’t wish to attend for the full 5 days.
More soon …
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 !
See our event on Facebook here … please share !
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.
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.
He 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 !