Gala Week 2018 – July 14th to 21st

Galaween 2017

Gala AGM Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our AGM, due to take place on Wednesday 11th October,had to be postponed. As soon as we have a new date, it will be posted here.

We would appeal to new and old volunteers to attend on the new date, either to be representative on the committee or simply to just register as a volunteer to help out anytime throughout the festival and other annual gala events.

The committee would encourage ev ineryone interested in Gala to keep an eye on this site, as much help as possible is needed. From setting up barriers, making sandwiches, event managing etc..

Any further enquiries, please email

Sad News

The Portaferry Gala Committee would like to offer their sincere condolences to their esteemed member Jackie Whiteside on the sudden death of her husband Billy Whiteside.

Many will remember Billy, from their time as owners of McNamara’s Bar, which hosted not only our Gala Meetings, but also a number of events over the years.

Our thoughts are with the family at this time.


Dumigans win the Po

Well done to Dumigan’s the 2017 Winners.
Thanks to everyone who took part – and of course to our Non Pub Float, “Follow the Ballyblack Road”, which lifted the Golden Po.
Click here to view pictures from Float Friday.

Friday Fancy Dress on the Square

Pictures from Friday afternoon on the Square can be viewed by clicking here.

Fun For Thursday Afternoon

Winner of the 2017 pig racing was Jacqueline Buckle, with Boss Hog.
Best hats on for the Derby
Pictures from Thursday Afternoon are now online, just click here.

Wednesday Winners

For more pictures from Gala Wednesday, click here.

Gala Tuesday

Crowds packed into the Town on another gloriously sunny afternoon and evening, pictures from Tuesdays events can be seen here. Over 300 runners took part in this years 10 Mile Race, well done to them all.


Monday afternoon on the Square

The Square was packed on Monday afternoon for the 50th Cute Kiddies and Bonnie Babies. A really lovely afternoon with an amazing number of entries, thanks to all who came along, pictures are now online, click here to see them.