Gala Week 2018 – July 14th to 21st

Monthly Archives: July 2006

TOTP…farewell !

The World and his Aunt were going on about this all day yesterday, so why on earth shouldn’t we, here on the Gala Blog, mention the passing of Top of the Pops. To those of a certain age it was THE big programme of the week. I know it’s hard for us to imagine a […]

Race Results

Apologies to anyone who couldn’t open the excel file with the race results, some browers would, some wouldn’t. Anyway, I’ve converted it to a webpage so it should be easy enough to access. I don’t have Internet Explorer so I can’t check it’s working OK with that brower. If you’re still having problems, try using […]

So…now on to Gala 40…

Well, so ends another Gala Week and so starts the planning for the next. A very big THANKS to everyone who took part and for all the hard work put in by the float builders and “Gala Helpers”, for all the kind donations and of course the Sponsors. Hard to believe but 2007 will see […]

Float Results

3rd Place Fiddlers, 2nd Place McNamara’s and in 1st Place Dummigans ! There’s loads of photos and the floats were easily the best I’ve seen in years (not to mention the longest !). We should have the pictures on the gala site by 12 at the latest, then again… it IS float night and it […]

Live Audio on the Web Paste the above into windows media player and the Square will be live from 20:00 BST.

Over the top !

Well done to Pitchin’ The Sheaf defending champion John Murray. 2nd tonight was Gerard Savage and 3rd was Michael Savage. Pictures are on the main Gala site and full results for all categories can be read here.

Isn’t it a bit cruel to the sheep ?

So asked a visitor to the town who had misheard a conversation about “Pitching the Sheaf”. One of the biggest crowd pullers of the week takes place tonight and don’t forget if you fancy a go, let them know !

Running On and On and On

What an amazing sight – High Street, the entire Square and Church Street full of runners taking part in the Portaferry 10 Mile race, which really is going from strength to strength. Over 300 entrants ran the race this year ! Well done to them all and hope to see you back next year. Details […]

Brian Houston

Once upon a time, a boyband came into my office, “They’re going to be the next Boyzone” I was told and off we went to a secret gig in Dublin to see them “do their thing”. A friend of mine with a camera, asked a girl on work experience in the office if she wanted […]

Flowers and Flowers and Small Stars….

Big fan of TV ? Well, get yourself to the Market House and “name that programme” – yes the Floral Art show doors are open once again. Those other “Flowers” were out in force tonight, those of the County Down. A horrible decision for the judges to have to make, but well done to Gemma […]