Some individual events for the Power Clan Gathering 2016 are now available to book and more events shall be added in this manner as the event draws closer.
Click here to book for our :
- Ancestry.com family history and DNA lecture
- Curraghmore Day (including tour of house and gardens with lunch)
- Spectacular closing event at the Medieval Museum Undercroft, along with Slainte Show.
Ever wondered what writing system, alphabet and sounds your Irish Gaelic speaking ancestors used ?
The Irish alphabet has only 18 letters with no k, j, x, y or z for example. Other letters approximate these sounds. In earlier written forms of Irish Gaelic, dots and other diacritics were used to elongate sounds or to add lenition.
This list contains an interesting explanation, and gives approximate English lettering and sounds. Interestingly, the names of Irish Gaelic letters (not to be confused with the sounds they make) are all named after spieces of trees found on the island.
Find out more about your Power family’s history at this summers Power Clan Gathering in August.
You can now pay for your Power Clan Gathering package by visiting our Packages and Prices page – click here.
As ever, if you require help, have questions or just want to say ” Hi “, please contact us.
Today is “National Family History Day” in Ireland and the perfect time to start planning your Irish family research.
To celebrate this occasion, the website FindMyPast.ie is offering 50 free credits (about $5) to users who sign up with them – they’ve also added tonnes of new records on BMDs and other areas to their site.
Go check it out – you’d never know what you might find – the courts records are of particular interest. Don’t forget to check our the local Waterford resources on our own site here at the Power Clan Gathering. Click here for these.
Beannachtaí na Nollaig daoibh go léir !
Merry Christmas to all the Power, Powers, Poor, Poore, Pauer, de Paor and de le Poer families out there – and to everyone else who is a Power by blood, by kin or by affection !
We hope you all have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and we’ll see you in June 2013 !
What are your Power Family Christmas traditions or do you celebrate the Christmas period at all, wherever you are in the world ?
Here in Waterford, we’ll be gazing out the window at the lashing rain (probably) while having friends and family around for a Christmas dinner of turkey and ham.
Christmas Eve traditions in Ireland involve visits to one another’s houses to wish each other well for the coming year (and maybe a small drink), attending midnight church services (now mostly at 9pm !) and ensuring the kids are in bed before Santa Claus comes !
Please let us know your Power Family Christmas traditions and wherever you are in the world, have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas time.
Check out the 1911 Census of Ireland return for the then Marquis of Waterford at Curraghmore, Henry de le Poer and his family and servants.
Available here, via the National Archives of Ireland.
There are many noteworthy and famous Powers scattered throughout the world … we’ll be featuring some of them here in the run up to the Power Clan Gathering 2013. If you are thinking of making the trip, see our “Getting Here” page or contact us and we’ll help in any way we can.
John Vincent “Jack” Power, of Massachusetts, was a United States Marine Corps soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, in World War II. You can read more about him and his story here and in more detail, here.