Saturday August 10th 2019
Following our meet and greet of guests in the Tower Hotel on Saturday, August 10th (11am) 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.
Sunday August 11th 2019
On Sunday morning, following a traditional Irish breakfast, we will once again board our tour bus 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.
Monday August 12th 2019
On Monday morning, we 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 guests of Lord & Lady Waterford, 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.
Tuesday August 13th 2019
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. Our 2019 gathering will come to an end following our tour.