Friday 24th February – Talk – February’s PAST event is all about maritime heritage. It not only deals with a specific project in Newry to restore the Silvery Light, an historic herring drifter built in 1884, but also, more generally, with efforts to bring together those involved in maritime heritage in N. Ireland. Gerry Brennan is a leading light in both. Having heard him speak I know that we are in for an enthusiastic presentation. Refreshments are included in the admission fee of only £3.
Saturday 30th September – Shipwreck bus tour of Lecale, Ian Wilson, coach tour.
Friday 27th October – Talk, “Following Lord Dufferin to High Latitudes”, James Nixon, Portaferry Market House.
Friday 17th November – Talk, “Newry Canal, Past, Present and Future”, Geraldine Foley, Portaferry Market House.
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December – Major community event – 4th “Carol Ship on Strangford Lough”
Jan – Dec 2016
Feb 12 Talk – “Death in the North Channel”
Stephen Cameron. Market House, Portaferry
Mar 8 Schools programme – “Ten weeks in 1916”
Allison Murphy, James Elliott, Michael Fieldhouse, Matt Gamble
Mar 12 Talks and enactment “Ten Weeks in 1916”
Gary Laverty, Allison Murphy, James Elliott, Michael Fieldhouse, Matt Gamble.
April 15 Talk – “Greenland’s Forbidden Coast”
May 13 Talk by Christopher Kenny “The Missing Piece and the Schooner Result“
June 17-19 Storytelling/street theatre “Smuggling”
As part of Sounds and Sails Festival organised by Portaferry Sailing Club
July 29 Sea shanties talk and songs by “Molgoggers”
As part of SkiffieWorlds 2016