Programme of Events for 2016

Folks – here finally (and apologies for the delay) is our Programme of Events for the 2016 Gathering, August 27th-30th 2016.

  • Programme available for download here.  Please feel free to share it with your friends and family, who may be thinking of joining us.
  • Patrons not already joining the Ireland-Newfoundland Festival of the Sea should aim to arrive in Ireland on either Friday 26th or early Saturday 27th August.

Provisional Programme of Events
27th – 30th August
Dunhill  ᴥ  West Waterford  ᴥ  Waterford City

– ‘Meet & Greet’ session in a Waterford City hotel, with refreshments.
– Orientation & explanation of the Programme of Events
– Travel to Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary for the opening event, which is also the closing event of the Ireland/Newfoundland Festival of the Sea 2016

– ‘Mass of Remembrance’ in Dunhill parish church
– Walk the Anne Valley Trail to Dunhill Castle, ancestral home of the Powers.
– Short talk on the history of the Castle, followed by coffee and chat in Harney’s pub, Dunhill.
– Travel to Dungarvan, Co. Waterford & take lunch and a stroll at your leisure.
– WWI Memorial Ceremony, at Dungarvan Memorial Wall, remembering the Powers who fell in the Great War, followed by chat and refreshments.
– Short tour of Dungarvan Castle, an Anglo-Norman fortification founded in 1185.
– Return to Waterford City for dinner and music in a local hotel.

–  Tour of Curraghmore House & Gardens, historic home of the de la Poers.
– Catered picnic lunch in the grounds of Curraghmore, including local food/produce showcase event.

– Return to Waterford city for dinner in a local hotel.
– Evening concert in Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford, with local musicians and storytelling from a seanachaí.

–  Tour of the famous Waterford Crystal showrooms and manufacturing facility.
– Lunch at leisure and free time for shopping in Waterford city centre.
– Guided tours of both Reginald’s Tower or the new Medieval Museum and undercroft.
– DNA/Power Clan lecture
– Gala closing event at Medieval Museum Undercroft with food, music and Sláinte show.

Gathering Package include:

  • All talks and lectures
  • Entry to all tours including Curraghmore, Reginald’s Tower, Dungarvan Castle, Waterford Crystal and Medieval Museum.
  • Christchurch and Carrick-on-Suir concerts.
  • 4 evening meals, 1 lunch and 3 refreshments.
  • Local transport (including airport pickup/return, if needed)

Price per person : EUR€ 350, CAD$ 530, US$ 380, GBP£ 255.  A payment facility will be made available on this website in the coming weeks.  Payment doesn’t have to be immediate but reserving your place by email is important!

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