Gala Week 2018 – July 14th to 21st

Monthly Archives: July 2013

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 […]

Well Done To Fiddlers Green

Winners of the 2013 Float Parade For pictures from Float Night 2013, please click here.

Fancy Dress 2013

Wow! What a roasting hot Friday afternoon on the Square. Thanks as always to everyone who came out to support the Children’s Fancy Dress, this event goes from strength to strength and is rapidly becoming a series of “mini floats”. Pictures are now on line click here.


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 […]

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:-   Juniors   1st Robert Stewart 2nd Ben Orr 3rd Darren O’Hanlon   Men   1st John Murray 2nd Sean McManus 3rd Barry Savage   Ladies   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) The Runners Up in the challenge were “Made in China” and representing the team in the […]

Soap Box Race

Roasting Hot Afternoon on Windmill Hill, for pictures, click here.

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 […]