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 Powers’ or ‘Power the Castle’ or ‘the Bagger Power’ tell us your story. Where are your Power family from? Where did your Nickname come from? Tell us here on Facebook. The results of this unique survey will be displayed at the Power Clan Gathering and can be accessed on the Waterford Origins website.
The POWER CLAN GATHERING May 31st – 4th June. All are welcome – whether you are over here or over there…!
Check out our website www.powerclangathering.com
Say hello to 'Paddy the Mason' of Whelansbridge Kilmeaden Co. Waterford. In his time he built many of the decorative stone walls in Mount Congreve estate. His father 'Patsy the Mason' and his nephew 'Billy the Mason' were also stone masons. His sisters and his mother were Masons too...