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The Power Clan Gathering at Dunhill Castle, Co Waterford. 31st May 2013

Posted by waterfordorigins on June 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (5)


I am sure that our new found Power friends from far and wide are all starting to return to familiar beds and routines after the busy few days at the Power Clan Gathering. I feel that I am now only catching my breath and stopping to reflect on the days that w...

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Say Happy Birthday to Great Grandfather John Hurley

Posted by waterfordorigins on May 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (2)

 Say happy birthday to my great grandfather John Hurley who was born in 1863, in fact exactly 150 years ago this very day! As a genealogist I'd rather if he had been born 149 years ago in 1864 because on the 1st of January that year civil registration of births, deaths and marriages began in Ireland. I could then have obtained a copy of John's civil birth record.

Happily John's baptismal reco...

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Calling all POWERS OF THE WORLD! Your Surname binds you together - Your Nickname sets you apart!

Posted by waterfordorigins on May 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (4)


Here in Waterford, the home of the Powers for over 800 years, the surname Power is four times more common than any other surname. And so traditionally to distinguish one Power family from another a soubriquet or nickname was (and still is) used.

For the first time ever Waterford Origins, in conjunction with the Power Clan Gathering, is carrying out a Power Nicknames Survey. So if you are one of ‘the Miller Power...

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