Pictures from Sunday at the Shore are now online, click here to view.
Saturday 1 – Sunday 30 July
‘The Trains Don’t Stop Here Anymore’
Robert JE Simpson presents a collection of images centred around abandoned railways of Northern Ireland. These are on show at the Visitor Information Centre here in Portaferry.
Also on at the VIC this afternoon, Clayrazy Workshop and Glitter Tattoos.
A big thank you to all the local school children who designed birthday cards for the Gala’s 50th. Their cards are on display in Portaferry Visitor Information Centre.
Lucien Collins, P2 Kirkistown, Primary Runner up P1-P3
Annie Savage, P3 St.Mary’s Kircubbin, Winner P1-P3
Leah Simms, P7 St.Mary’s Portaferry, Runner Up P4-P7
Claire Steele, P7 Kircubbbin Integrated, Primary Runner Up P4-P7
Caitlin Rose Fay, P4 St.Patrick’s Ballygalget, Winner P4-P7
Thanks to Ards and North Down Borough Council for organising the competition and to Deputy Mayor Gavin Walker, for presenting the prizes. The cards are now on display, so do go down, have a look and see the high standard of all entries on show.
Dancing by The Michelle Johnston School of Highland Dance and McKenna School of Irish Dancing.
Thanks to all who attended the AGM last night and to all who have taken on roles in the planning of Gala 2017. Loads of new ideas and suggestions for Gala 50. Plans are well underway to make this our biggest and best festival yet. Hope to see everyone in July. As always you can keep up to date with all Gala news here on our website, via our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.
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.