Portavogie Memories

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Memories of the old Portavogie by Lena McVea. I used to live facing the harbour and a newspaper item on late Robin Drysdale, former Mayor of Newtownards, brought back fond memories of him, as a young boy, sailing in a wooden fish box, through the harbour. Robin also lived at the harbour. He also built, behind (...Read full memory)

I left Ireland with my Family in 1953 and left part of my heart there. My Grandparents lived in Portavogie right by the seaside, they had a farm and a General store. Granny always had a pot of soup on her stove in the winter, and many people would have a bowl of soup to warm them. She always said, "always put an extra potatoe in (...Read full memory)

Oct.1968 - April 1969 I remember stepping off the Ferry in Belfast from England and meeting my father with my luggage at hand.  After loading my suitcases in his car. He treated me to my first Belfast breakfast and I must say it was the best I have ever tasted. We then headed out of Belfast to the coast to (...Read full memory)