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 !
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The la Poer (Power) family of Dunhill were an infamous clan in the 14th century, as they launched many attacks on Waterford City. In one particular assault, in 1345, they destroyed the area around city but were counter-attacked, taken prisoner and many hanged.
The remaining members of the Power clan joined forces with the O’Driscoll family of Cork. This alliance would attack Waterford City many times over the next 100 years, with both success and failure. After a defeat in Tramore in 136,8 the castle of Dunhill passed to the Powers of Kilmeaden. It remained in their control until the Cromwellian attack on Dunhill and its first capture (The Legend of the Gunner and the Buttermilk) in 1649. It is said that out of this house (Dunhill Castle), all the Powers of Ireland descend.
As part of the Power Clan Gathering 2013, we will be inviting Powers from all around the world to come back home to take part in a re-enactment of the battle to take Waterford City and will also be holding a week long exhibition in the Tramore Coast Guard station on the Power family history. As well as these events, guided tours of Tramore and Dunhill and it’s connection with the Power family will be held.
There will also be “A Day at the Races” where we will be holding the Power
Private Abner Franklin Power of Oklahoma was one of those killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawai’i in 1941.
Assigned to the marine detachment with the famed USS Arizona, Private Power was killed on December 7, 1941, when the Arizona was sunk at Pearl Harbour. His mother received the dreaded telegram on December 17, 1941. A Joe Powers and a Roy W. Powers were also killed in the attack.
They are commemorated on the ‘Tablets of the Missing’ at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific’s USS Arizona Memorial.
The Power Clans in Waterford extend an official invitation to all the Power clans across the world, from 31st May to 4th June 2013.
This Power Clan Gathering will feature a variety of events over this long weekend at Dunhill (Dúnaill/Donoyle), County Waterford, Ireland – Power Country (Tír Paorach).
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