Gala 2014

A big thank you to all our Sponsors, Volunteers and Portaferry Residents for all your support across Gala Week 2013. We hope you enjoyed the week and if you have any feedback, please do get in touch. Event suggestions are always welcome as are constructive comments on “taking Gala forward”. Well done to all the pubs for their excellent floats, Tilly the Clown and the various Bands who paraded on Float Night. Gala is a team effort, if you’d like to join us, please do get in touch. Here’s to Gala 2014!
The Float Po makes it’s journey to Fiddlers Green


Ferry FM celebrated its 18th Birthday this year, having launched on 15th July 1995.  Our website also celebrates its 10th Birthday this year, having been launched in 2005.  To mark these events a special cake was baked which the radio presenters gladly got stuck into………. bearing in mind they demolished Paul Buckle’s birthday cake in seconds!



Gala Friday

Gala Friday has arrived and what a warm day it is.  We were joined by Downtown Radio in the square.



Caroline and Susan from the Gala Committee were interviewed by Paul Orr on Downtown.


Producer Dave even posed with the bus.



Pitching The Sheaf

Congratulations to all who took part.  The winners were:-




1st Robert Stewart
2nd Ben Orr
3rd Darren O’Hanlon




1st John Murray
2nd Sean McManus
3rd Barry Savage




1st Deborah Swain
2nd Dani Boyd
3rd Nicky Swain


Mission Impossible

During Gala Week teams of children aged 11-17 were involved on a challenge to complete various tasks during the week.

The winning team was “Havanagoodtimes” consisting of:- Louisa Buckle, Coleen McConnell and Dervla Coleman (missing from pic Hannah Toner)

Mission Impossible Winners 2013
The Runners Up in the challenge were “Made in China” and representing the team in the photo is Brendan McGrattan and Oran Dorrian.

Mission Impossible Runners Up





Soap Box Races

Well done to everyone who entered the Soap Box Races.  Results are:-

1st “Kubby D” – Ethan Bell & Bunter
2nd “The Pallet” – David Conlan, Tony Conlan, David Dougherty & Nial McGratten
3rd “Goes like the Wind” – John & Seamus Dorian

Gala’s Got Talent

Well done to everyone who entered Gala’s Kids Got Talent.  A great evening was had by all in the square.  All acts were judged by Kirsty McMurray from Downtown Radio and the winners were:-

1st: Lauren Clarke – Irish Dancing – Lord of the Dance
2nd: Charlie Adamson – Dancing Gangam Style
3rd: Sophoia Costello singing Jar of Hearts

Pictures are on-line, click here.