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Festival fees now due

Hi folks – for those of your who are joining us for the August 10-13 2019 Power Clan Gathering, (or indeed any of the individual events), we are happy to inform that our payments page is now open and we are accepting fees.

Any questions happily answered at info@powerclangathering.com or conanjpower@gmail.com

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Itinerary for 2019 Power Clan Gathering, August 10-13, 2019

Following our meet and greet of guests in the Tower hotel on Saturday, August 10 we will take the short bus journey to Dunhill castle, the ancient home of the Power Clan. There we will enjoy a brief talk on the history of the castle while guests visit what remains of the grounds and enjoy a medieval village recreation by local group Déise medieval. We’ll enjoy a summer BBQ and visitors can really get an experience of what it was like to live under the protection of a feudal clan from the 1200s.
We’ll return to our base of Waterford city in the mid afternoon, where visitors can enjoy a private tour of the wonderful Reginald’s tower from the Norman period. Dinner at leisure.
On Sunday morning we once again board out tour bus following breakfast and head to the west of the county where we will take in some of the industries that our Power ancestors worked, such as copper mining and farming.  We will visit the market town of Dungarvan for lunch and enjoy the Copper Coast scenic drive on our return East. We’ll end our journey for Sunday at the wonderful Copper Hen pub where we will enjoy music and refreshments.
On Monday morning will head to one of the jewels in the crown of the Power clan. The wonderful Curraghmore country house – think Downton Abbey. This is the house where one Power line established itself and it really is a sight to behold. We shall enjoy a light lunch as well as a tour of the wonderful gardens and Shell house. Returning to Waterford in the afternoon guests will have time to soak up the streets of Waterford city on foot by themselves before enjoying our finale Gala dinner hosted by the mayor of the city in the Undercroft of the Medieval Museum. An event not to be missed.
On Tuesday morning, we will take short trip to the port town of New Ross where guests can view the wonderful Dunbrody famine ship replica.  This will give guests a great insight into the tough journey our ancestors undertook to make the New World.
Pricing and Booking links will go live on our website shortly – however, we ask that you send an email to info@powerclangathering.com indicating you are thinking of travelling to join us.

Weekend Events – Power Clan Gathering

PCG-highres-crest-smallPower Clan Gathering events kick off this weekend, and we hope that as many local Powers as possible will come out and meet their overseas cousins.

We start with a walk through the Anne Valley in Dunhill at 10:30am on Sunday morning, the 28th and we’ll walk together to the ancestral home of the Powers – Dunhill Castle.

Our first big night is Sunday the 28th, at 7:30pm in the Tower Hotel where we’ll have an “Irish Night” with great craic, music and dinner – a great chance to informally meet the Powers from around the world.

Monday the 29th then is Curraghmore day, where we’ll take a tour of the grounds, the Shell House and the wonderful gardens as well as enjoying a catered picnic lunch.

We come back then that evening for a concert in Christchurch starting at 8pm.

Our closing event then is the wonderful Sláinte show and dinner in the Undercroft of the Medieval museum.  We’d love to see as many local Powers as possible – good memories and fun is guaranteed.

Please contact info@powerclangathering.com or call 087-2303546 to reserve a spot – payment can be made at the events but places MUST BE BOOKED for catering purposes.

Powers lost in World War I

On the afternoon of Sunday, 28th August, during the Power Clan Gathering 2016, our group will travel to the west Waterford town of Dungarvan to take part in the World War I commemoration ceremonies, which honour the 1,100 local Waterford men and women who fell during that conflict.

On that day, with ceremonies led by the Irish Branch of the Royal British Legion, we will especially remember those men named Power that are commemorated on the Dungarvan WWI memorial wall, the driving force behind which was local TD John Deasy.

The 50 men named Power who fell serving in the Allied forces of World War I are listed here in this document and we shall be featuring stories on a few of them as the time draws closer to the commemoration.

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Dungarvan WWI Memorial Wall

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
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SATURDAY 27th AUGUST
Afternoon
– ‘Meet & Greet’ session in a Waterford City hotel, with refreshments.
– Orientation & explanation of the Programme of Events
Evening
– 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
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SUNDAY 28th AUGUST
Morning
– ‘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.
Afternoon
– 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.
Evening
– Return to Waterford City for dinner and music in a local hotel.
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MONDAY 29th AUGUST
Morning
–  Tour of Curraghmore House & Gardens, historic home of the de la Poers.
Afternoon
– Catered picnic lunch in the grounds of Curraghmore, including local food/produce showcase event.
Evening

– Return to Waterford city for dinner in a local hotel.
– Evening concert in Christchurch Cathedral, Waterford, with local musicians and storytelling from a seanachaí.
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TUESDAY 30th AUGUST
Morning
–  Tour of the famous Waterford Crystal showrooms and manufacturing facility.
Afternoon
– 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.
– Ancestry.com DNA/Power Clan lecture
Evening
– Gala closing event at Medieval Museum Undercroft with food, music and Sláinte show.

COSTS
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!

All questions please to conanjpower@gmail.com

Dates comfirmed for 2016 Power Clan Gathering

Calling all Powers around the World !

The dates for the 2016 Power Clan Gathering have been confirmed as Saturday 27th to Tuesday 30th August.  Work is almost complete on a provisional Program of Events and this will be made available shortly.  Event packages will be available for purchase on this site.

The Gathering will be based in Waterford City with days also based in Dunhill/Curraghmore and West County Waterford.

We appreciate your patience in the meantime, and if we can be of any assistance, please email your query to conanjpower@gmail.com or fill out the form below.