Shine On

We are sad to say that Anthony, the voice of Gala for many throughout the 2000’s, has passed away.
A larger than life figure, who threw himself into so many Gala events, he was well known to all visitors in Portaferry, during our Festival.
Anthony also hosted “Love on the Lough” on our festival radio station ferry fm.

The Lights are On

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Square for the Christmas Lights switch on. The choirs from St Mary’s and Portaferry Integrated were a delight to hear and put everyone in fine festive form. Merry Christmas from all at Portaferry Gala and a special thanks to the Deputy Mayor Cllr Eddie Thompson who counted down to 6pm.

Portaferry Gala AGM

The AGM of Portaferry Gala will take place on Thursday October the 18th at 7.30 PM in Portaferry Market House, The Square, Portaferry.

This is YOUR chance to become involved and to find out in detail, what being involved in Portaferry Gala entails.

If you are planning to attend, please email
Or If you would like to become involved as an office bearer, please email for information on the various roles available.

A number of existing Directors and Volunteers are stepping down this year, so the future of Portaferry Gala really does depend on new people coming forward.