Ferry FM

Ferry FM is the community radio station for Portaferry Town and broadcasts all year round. Listen online via the website www.ferryfm.com or radio apps such as Radio Garden, MyTuner Radio and Simple Radio. Ask your smart speaker to “Play Ferry FM”.

Ferry FM will keep you updated on all that’s happening across the 55th Portaferry Gala Week.

Gala Burger Fest

Parklands The Ropewalk Saturday 16th July 2022

Opening this Year’s Gala this new event “BURGER FEST” has something for everyone!

BURGER COMPETITON! who will win the title of best BURGER there will be a wide range of burgers on offer from MEAT, CHICKEN, VEGAN, PLANT BASED, FISH and lots of bespoke and creative burgers to try!

***Any local food businesses in Portaferry who are interested in setting up a burger stand at the festival please contact us via marketing@portaferrygala.com****

Burger Eating Competition – who can eat the most the quickest

* Challenge Games
* Petting Farm
* Climbing Tower
* Train Rides
* Games for all ages
* Balloon Modeller
* Circus Workshops
* Arts & Crafts
* Festival Glitter Tatoos
* Ferry FM
* Live Music (local artists)
* Helter Skelter
* Laser Shoot
* Bouncy Castles and lots more!

Tickets only £2 per person (under 2 go free) access to all activities and entertainment free!

Tickets available via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burger-fest-burgers-games-kids-activities-live-music-and-lots-more-tickets-369034641547

Radio Broadcast

Ferry FM is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a special Covid-19 RSL broadcast licence.

From Monday 18th May Ferry FM will be broadcasting on FM to Portaferry and Strangford. We hope this move will enable those who are isolating on their own and without broadband, to feel that little bit closer to their communities. The station will still be available online via various radio apps, TuneIn, Smart Speakers and the Ferry FM website.

We will be carrying information on all aspects of “lockdown” in our area and if you have any thing you would like us to feature, please do get in touch. Likewise if you have information you would like us to broadcast about help available in the area, this must be submitted in writing to: studio@ferryfm.com.

Our presentation team are all working from home, but our emails and phone calls are being answered as normal. Requests and messages can of course be submitted via that address too. We hope everyone will find our service of music and information useful and we will be on FM through until July the 1st.

We’d like to thank the National Lottery “Awards for All” for making this possible and to OFCOM for granting us the Licence to broadcast. 

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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.