Grandad is Vivian/Niamh’s grandfather, the husband of “Gram” and the father of Patrick Power. He is born in Ireland in the late 1800s and remains there even after his son emigrates. He is kind to Niamh, but plays a key role in sending Niamh and her family away to New York.
The timeline below shows where the character Grandad appears in Orphan Train. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10: Milwaukee Road Depot, Minneapolis, 1929
...stage, looking carefully at the children. Niamh remembers a cattle sale she attended with her Grandad in Kinvara. A poorly dressed countrywoman says she “doesn’t like the look” of Niamh, and... (full context)