This was also the distillery first responsible for the miniature bottle of whiskey, the "Baby Power" beloved of cold-sufferers throughout Ireland. Its introduction in the 1870s required a special act of Parliament.
William Grattan Tyrone Power (1794-1841)was a celebrated actor, comedian and playwright. His great-grandson Tyrone Power (1914-1956) swashbuckled his way through many Hollywood classics.
Albert Power (1883-1945) was best known for his scuptures of famous subjects and for his memorial to the Lusitania, sunk off Cobh, Co, Cork.
.Arthur Power (1891-1984) is best known now for his friendship with James Joyce (he published Conversations with James Joyce in 1974), but was a good painter in his own right and helped to introduce modernism to Ireland .
Richard Power (1928-1970) was a novelist and civil servant. His best works are The Land of Youth (1966) and The Hungry Grass (1969).
Power is originally a Norman name, which may derive from the Old French povre, meaning "poor", more likely to have referred to a vow than to involuntary destitution, or from pohier, meaning a native of the town of Pois in Picardy in France, so called from the Old French pois, meaning "fish", a name given it because of its rivers. The surname is also found in Ireland as "Le Poer", and in the Irish version "de Paor".