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.


Thanks to everyone who came along to our Galaween BooFest.  Thanks to those who volunteered their time to assist the Gala Committee and to all the children (and parents) who dressed up.  Special thanks to Exploris for allowing us to use the Aquarium for our Twilight Trail and to Ards and North Down Borough Council for their support.


Galaween activities in Portaferry on 31st October 2018.  Activities include Football, Twilight Trail through Exploris, Spooky Walk to Walter Meadow, Beacon Lighting, Fireworks and more.  Thanks to Ards and North Down Borough Council, Exploris Aquarium and Ards Rural Projects for their support.  Everyone welcome.

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.


Congratulations to all our Snapchat competition winners who worked out the clue, found where the Galafest Pig was hidden and won themselves a cash prize.  More chances to win during Galafest 2019.

Ben Smyth and Reilly Sands


Lucia Trainor


Annie Shields


Sarah Finnegan


Katie O’Neill


Chloe and Ethan Finlay


Grace Finnegan