A very Merry Christmas to all our readers, wherever you are in the world. We hope you have a lovely holiday and get some time off to spend with the ones you love.
Thanks for all your support over the last 12 months and here’s to 2017 and Gala number 50. If you can come along and celebrate with us, fantastic, if you are away, fear not, this Gala Website will keep you up to date with everything going on.
Christmas has arrived in Portaferry!
Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the events across the weekend.
Pictures can be seen on the Christmas 2016 page, click here.
The so called “supermoon” sure was nice and bright over Portaferry Town.
Congratulations to the following prize winners in gala recent halloween ballot
1st prize Sarah Murphy
2nd prize Tom Mason
3rd Prize Paula Mcmullan
4th prize Jane Birch
5th prize Aiofe Mcgrattan
Thanks to everyone who supported and donated
Thanks to all who came along to Saturday Sundayand Monday’s events, hope you had fun.
Click here for more pictures from Galaween Weekend.
Click here for pictures from Monday Night
The Gala Committee would like to offer their deepest condolences to the family of Liam Gilmore.
Liam was one of the founding members of the Gala, nearly 50 years ago and for many was THE voice of the Gala throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Why not round off the Summer with a trip down to Portaferry Town?
Exploris Aquarium is up and running, after extensive refurbishment. Thousands of families have been trough the doors already. Why not join them?
For bookings, see their website explorisni.com
Saturday, July the 30th, saw the first in a series of events taking place place around the Ards Peninsula, until October, celebrating Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink.
Ards and North Down Borough Council, presented the first Peninsula Food Showcase.
Based around the Square, residents and visitors had the chance to sample local produce from artisan producers and were able to pick up some tips from top chefs at live cookery demonstrations.
More information on the various events is available online at www.visitardsandnorthdown.com