Over Easter, Portaferry and Strangford Trust will be hosting a free exhibition in the Narrows Social in Portaferry.
From 25 March to 3 April everyone is welcome to come and learn about the incredible maritime history of Portaferry. Discover more about the sailing ships that were built in Portaferry’s three shipyards and sailed across the Atlantic to America and Canada!
Find out about the many sea captains who lived in the big houses along the shore and had testimonials about them printed in North American newspapers! Find out if you had any relatives with maritime pasts and uncover fascinating fasts about smugglers and privateers.
In addition there will be an extra exhibition entitled ‘Ten Weeks in 1916’ which will tell the story of major events a hundred years ago. Funded by Ards and North Down Community
Relations department, OFMDFM and the Townscape Heritage Initiative this will give an overview from the first day of the Easter Rising on 24th April 1916 to the first day of the Somme on July 1st. Local connections to these momentous events will be uncovered. The exhibition will be open each day from 12 to 5 p.m. and will have something of interest for everyone.
Refreshments will be available in the Narrows Social pop-up café.