PORTICO Blog

phl at portico

Fancy a tour?

We were delighted to welcome a group from Peninsula Healthy Living to Portico this week.

  • cards please

    Cash or card?

    How do you pay?

  • First aid in garden

    Nellie The Elephant!

    Did you know that the optimum speed for CPR is the rhythm of 'Nellie The Elephant'? You do now!

    And if you don't know what Nellie The Elephant is then you may have veered away from TikTok by mistake ; ) 

    On Saturday, First Aid trainer Diane Hollinger came to refresh our First Aid skills...

  • Gill Start

    Very sad news

    We had some very sad news this morning. Our lovely volunteer Gill Start has died. 

  • revolution

    Ready to start a REVÖLUTIØN!

    We were delighted to welcome the fresh new band REVÖLUTIØN to Portico to help us devise a new project...

  • Thank you volunteers!

    Praise indeed!

    We were delighted to be congratulated by the Fire Service for our speedy evacuation following the fire alarm at the Ciaran Bartlett gig.

  • debbie and sharon

    ☘️☘️☘️ 😄 ☘️☘️☘️

    ☘️☘️☘️ Lots of St Patrick's Day craic at the Réalta gig today with Sharon and Debbie from Downpatrick, plus our Lovely Volunteers Clodagh and Molly on the gate and Celia on the drinks stall 😄

  • son zept and xenia pestova bennett

    Experimental new collaborations at Portico

    What happens when you commission two amazing composers to work together and do something different for our organ?

  • Portico by candlelight!

    Watch this excerpt from this candlelit concert with Christian Forshaw - part of our Feel Good Festival.

  • Siobhan, tara and Annfrances

    Want to join our merry band of volunteers?

    Volunteers make Portico! We're always on the look out for new ones... You need to be willing to volunteer at least once a month and you need to like smiling and meeting people. That's pretty much it. The rest we can work out! 

  • festival partners

    A message from our Feel Good Festival partners!

    10% off in selected local hospitality when you attend any event at Portaferry's Feel Good Festival 1-10 March.

    Just show your ticket to claim:

    10% off accommodation at The Schoolhouse, Portaferry

    10% off the Pre-Theatre menu on Fridays and Saturdays at The Bull and Claw, Portaferry

    10% off your first drink at Dumigan's Bar - just a 5 minute walk from the Portico of Ards where all the events and activities take place.