Articles tagged with: Portaferry

A-Z of Volunteering Opportunities at Portico

Created on: Wednesday, 12 January 2022. Posted in: News

Are you interested in becoming a Portico volunteer? If you enjoy talking to the public and can smile(!) then come and join our merry band of concert volunteers. But if you'd rather talk to plants you're still welcome ; ) In fact, as Portico is almost wholly run by volunteers we have devised an A-Z of opportunities:

Archiving, Baking, Choir-singing, Deadheading (flowers only thank you), Event-assisting, Fundraising, Guiding, Heritage displaying, Improving our online presence, Just chatting to newbies to make everyone feel welcome, Keeping audiences safe, Lighting...

The Ropewalk - Maritime Heritage Visitor Centre

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

Open 12 - 4pm every weekend until the 30th of September, a fascintating FREE exhibition of our local maritime heritage.

Make sure to visit if you are in the area!

Beyond Westeros - The Real Game of Thrones

Created on: Monday, 04 February 2019. Posted in: Projects News

Beyond Westeros - The Real Game of Thrones Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tourism NI, as part of European Year of Culture and Heritage

Help create a new medieval themed tour!

Hear incredible tales of the bloody rivalries, intrigue and power fuelled marriages of the twelve overlord families of Ulster around 1550, and the south eastern dynasties of the Magennises, Dunleaveys, Savages, O’Neills and de Courcys.

Learn to read the medieval landscape – still visible today!

Help shape a new...

The Real Game of Thrones

Created on: Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in: News

County Down’s incredible medieval monasteries, castles and tower houses, could come alive with artisan business ideas and community art from beehives and community tapestries to a medieval trail linked to the Game of Thrones theme.     

Find out more and help shape the plans. Free event.

23rd January Market House, Portaferry, 7.00pm

With Dermot MacRandal, Senior Architect, HED, Department for Communities on exciting plans for Portaferry Tower House.

 More information Tel:028 42 728886

National Lottery "thank you" Campaign

Created on: Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in: Projects News

Join us in Portaferry for the National Lottery "thank you" Campaign 15th December 11 am Term & Conditions apply 

Terms & Conditions

  • The offer is valid on 15th December 2017  from to 1.00pm
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free tours including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratch Card. Proof of a ticket can be paper or digital
  • One National Lottery ticket provides free tour for a family of up to six
  • Organisers have the right to refuse participation in the unlikely...

SeaGen Decommissioning Update

Created on: Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Posted in: News

Free Bird Watching

Created on: Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in: News

The Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnerships FREE over wintering bird watch.  Guides will focus on the fantastic bird life that has made huge journeys to feed and rest here.  Booking is essential as places are limited. Call Leslie on 07715341251

10.30am on 11th February Meet in the Car Park opposite Kilclief Castle, Shore Road, Strangford, Co. Down   

No previous experience required just come along and enjoy the experience, bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather 

Skiffie Worlds 2016

Created on: Friday, 18 March 2016. Posted in: News | Projects News | Skiffie Worlds 2016

WiSe Training -12th March 2016

Created on: Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in: News | Projects News


Created on: Tuesday, 21 July 2015. Posted in: News | Projects News | Coastal Rowing News

Young People Take to the Water



Created on: Friday, 12 June 2015. Posted in: News

Wonderful news! The beautiful tall ship Johanna Lucretia

Created on: Thursday, 11 June 2015. Posted in: News

Wonderful news! The beautiful tall ship Johanna Lucretia that arrived in for our Festival to Cook St Quay in Portaferry is offering sailing trips in the Lough on Friday (tomorrow), Saturday and Sunday.
This is a great opportunity but places are limited to twelve lucky people per sailing, so first come first served. Prices are £15 per adult and £10 per child under 15 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are provided.
Friday 12th June: embark 8:50am and disembark 10:50am
Saturday 13th June: embark 10:00am and...

Strangford Boat Scoops Ocean to City Trophy

Created on: Tuesday, 02 June 2015. Posted in: News | Strangford Lough Festival News | Coastal Rowing News

Strangford's rowing boat, "Strangfjorthr" won a prestigious, perpetual trophy at the Ocean to City, international coastal rowing race in Cork at the weekend for the best finished and most beautiful boat out of the 165 competitors. The 22 foot St Ayles' Skiff was built last year by and for the local community as part of the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership's coastal rowing initiative and she is the pride of the village. She was named by local schoolchildren.
The build team was led by local boat-builder, Jeremy Duffin, and his loving care and attention to detail shows in every...


Created on: Friday, 15 May 2015. Posted in: Strangford Lough Festival News

Portaferry will be filled with Medieval Mayhem on Sat 13 and Sun 14 June during the annual Strangford Lough Festival. Those turbulent times were action packed and you can try on chain mail, wield a sword and bring out your inner thirst for battle with the castles' men–at-arms. Falconry and archery displays and have-a-go sessions will be a huge draw at Exploris Park and you can also pick up some ancient recipes or try out your writing skills with the cooks and scriptor monk.

The Festival...

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