Good Afternoon, Good Morning, Good Evening….

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Cameroon, New South Wales, Melbourne, Steinfurt, Berlin, The Nederlands, Rome, Dublin, Cork, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Buckinghamshire….our online visitors really do span the globe, website visits were up over 30% this Gala Week.
Welcome to our site, wherever you may be from, we hope you enjoy it’s content and maybe we’ll see you here in Portaferry someday !

Thanks Portaferry !

As Bugs Bunny would say…That’s all Folks” – thanks so much for all your support over the past week – weather not being the best – it was fantastic to see so many families out enjoying themselves at events throughout Gala 2009.
Now…to address a question which has been about a lot this week “Is this the last Portaferry Gala ?”.
A number of Committee members are hanging up their Gala T-Shirts this year, including our Chairman, Mary Mageean. It is a fact that the Gala WILL need new volunteers if it is to survive.
There will be a meeting on the first Wednesday of September, details will be posted here, nearer the time.
Why not come along and join the Committee ?
It’s YOUR Gala for YOUR town.
The short answer as to whether Gala survives or not is :
“It’s up to YOU”.

Die Mauer ist offen…and so are the Heavens !

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Wow ! It’s been a good few years since the Gala Square had a downfall like the one we saw tonight (well, OK, 2005, when the Ferry FM mast was hit by lightening comes close..) Following a Kick Boxing Display and with black clouds over the Square and the rain pouring down, the German Visitors bravely put on their play, re-enacting the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9th Nov 1989.  Even with the awful weather the crowd happily played their part and the square was divided in two – re-unifiction took place just in time for the start of Pitchin’ The Sheaf, which this year saw a few changes in the results.
These are now online in the results section and pics from the evening are online here.