We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and organisations for helping to make POW ‘23 another great success!

So, THANK YOU for your kind sponsorship and continuous support:-

All the Dunphy Family
Ross and all at Preston House
Breslin’s SuperValu, Abbeyleix
April, Alex and team at Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
John, Orla & team at Morrissey’s
Vera, Lori, Rachel and all the team at Abbeyleix Library and Laois Libraries
Eoin, Pat, Ruby and everyone at Heritage House
Alice and team at Abbeyleix House & Farm
John Purcell - Mooney’s
Mary, Garry, Una & family, Mark, Fiona, Eugene, Richard and all at Abbeyleix Community & Woodfire Garden

Our grateful thanks to our local and national media for sharing news of our festival again this year, so THANK YOU:-

Stan Henderson
Robbie Quinn - Abbeyleix Facebook page
Laois Nationalist
Leinster Express
John Hayes - Laois People
Laois Today
Ciara Dwyer
Sunday Independent
Irish Independent
Laois Tourism
Kevin Byrne
Alf Harvey

For all the wonderful music, THANK YOU

Colleen & Erin Lalor
Spink Comhaltas
Brian Killeen & Fiachra Murphy ( Brian & Figs)
Amy Phelan
Matthew O’Rourke
DJ Dave

For the Sound and Lighting AND musical entertainment THANK YOU

Alan Smyth & John Scanlon

THANK YOU to ALL the writers and contributors. In order of appearance:-

Alan Counihan
Jessa Sexton
Helen Moorhouse
Mairead Connell
Paula Byrne - Apple Blossom Holistic
Arthur Broomfield
Brian Maher
Judy Rhatigan
Jean Tuomey
Martha Woodcock
Laura Murphy
Andrea Carter
David Butler
Mario Corrigan
Alison Wells
Mary Hanrahan
John MacKenna
Angela Keogh
Katie Jacques
Jimmy Rhatigan
Geoff Rose
Ben MacCaoilte
Sheila Forsey
Rosemary Hilliard
John Spillane
Noelle O’Connell
Mary Hanrahan
Siobhan Hoy

A special thanks as always to Kevin Byrne, photographer.

And most especially, THANK YOU to everyone who attended the festival, supported any of our events, shared a story, song or poem, shared our social media posts, offered help or support in any way. We are truly grateful. ????

‘Til next time!

All the best,

POW TEAM:- Amanda Kelly, David Delaney, Ruth Miller, Mairead Connell, Tara Doyle Dunphy, Stephen Dunphy and Karen Phelan.

POW VOLUNTEERS’23:- Alan Kelly, Robbie Byrne, Chelsea Barrett, Katie White, Orla Kelly, Gavin Kelly, Conor Carroll, Evelyn Quinlan, Dan Hatton, Marna Hatton, Mary Connell, Mary Miller, Pauline Swaine.