maybe you've arrived here and are reading this wondering:
Back in 1969 the late Brian Falkner,
then Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, was encouraging local Towns
and Villages to set up festivals, within their areas, to help foster
community relations. So Portaferry Festival was born in combination
with the Portaferry Development Association. The majority of events
in the Gala are free to the public and thousands of visitors flock
to the Gala each year from around the Borough.
Originally taking place during the traditional holiday period in Northern Ireland (generally the 2 or 3rd week of July) in recent years the Gala Committee have staged various Gala events at other times of the year such as Halloween and Christmas.
If you'd like to join the Gala Committee or have any ideas you'd like to submit as Gala Events, please do get in touch : firstname.lastname@example.org