Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 31 January 2015

Prince Edward opens 2013 Balmoral Show at the Maze: Day One in Pictures

Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site.
HRH Prince Edward is pictured with Chef Sean Owens in the foodhall.
Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured with Chef Sean Owens in the foodhall. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Junior Minister Jonathan Bell meets Prince Edward at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson meets Eve McClurg and Zoe Ball and their horse 'Roz' at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson meets TV chef Jenny Bristow at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson serves food to members of the public at the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson serves food to members of the public at the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson meets members of the public at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson meets members of the public at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson on BBC's Talk Back during the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson with Jeffrey Donaldson, Diane Dodds and Minister Jonathan Bell meet street entertainers at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson and Junior Minister Jonathan Bell meets children from Newtownards Model Primary School at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson and Junior Minister Jonathan Bell meets children from Newtownards Model Primary School at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. First Minister Peter Robinson and Jeffrey Donaldson meets Ray Burrows from the Ulster Aviation Society at the beginning of the show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured during a tour of the parade grounds. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured during the offical opening of this years show. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured during a tour of the showgrounds. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured during a tour of the show with RUAS President John Bamber. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is presented with a jar of honey by the Ulster Bee Keepers Association. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured during a tour of the show where he meet members of the womans institute. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured at the official opening of the show. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured meeting pupils from Kirkubbin Integrated PS. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
Earl of Wessex at Balmoral Show Day 1 at the new Balmoral Park site on the former Maze prison site. HRH Prince Edward is pictured during a tour of the show with RUAS President John Bamber. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrison Photography.
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Pictured are David Ingle ride judge on Bloomfield Millpond owned Daphne Tierney Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 Ulsters Stephen Ferris pictured at the First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Catherine Thornton pictured at one of the early show jumping events. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Rory Lavery pictured at one of the early show jumping events. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Pictured Dennis Hefernon from Galway Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Pictured is Shane Smullin from Carlo Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Pictured are David Ingle ride judge on Bloomfield Millpond owned Daphne Tierney Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Pictured are David Ingle ride judge on Bloomfield Millpond owned Daphne Tierney Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
NO FEE Presseye.com15th May 2013 First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Photograph by Stephen Hamilton /Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Shane McFadden competes in the show jumping. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Pictured are Kenneth and Todd Martin. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Greg Fruchtenicht from Ruffle Clothing prepares his stall. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Shirley Irwon and Irene Brown. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Performers at the entrance to the Balmoral Show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Performers at the entrance to the Balmoral Show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Greg Fruchtenicht from Ruffle Clothing prepares his stall. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Performers at the entrance to the Balmoral Show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Performers at the entrance to the Balmoral Show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Performers at the entrance to the Balmoral Show. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2012 - First day of the 2013 Balmoral Show in partnership with Ulster Bank at the new site, Balmoral Park. Greg Fruchtenicht from Ruffle Clothing prepares his stall. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
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Balmoral Show 2012
Balmoral Show 2012
Balmoral Show 2012
Sisters Lucy and Lauren Reel are pictured enjoying a sandwich with Caroline Reid at the Kingsmill ‘Mum Break’ tent at Balmoral Show. Housed in a giant loaf, the Kingsmill ‘Mum Break’ offers mums who visit Balmoral a relaxing pit stop in the midst of the busy day out.
Lucy Reel, aged 4, from Newry is pictured enjoying a Kingsmill Sandwich at Balmoral Show. The Kingsmill ‘Mum Break’, housed in a giant inflatable loaf, is offering mums a handy pit stop during Ireland’s largest agricultural and food show.
Balmoral Show - 16th May 2012 Shannon Walsh
Balmoral Show - 16th May 2012, Having a nap at the Balmoral Show
Balmoral Shoacw - 16th May 2012
Balmoral Show - 16th May 2012
Balmoral Show - 16th May 2012
Balmoral Show - 16th May 2012
NO FEE Presseye.com 16th May 2012Balmoral show 2012 SJ5 Connollys Red Mills Int Stakes show jumping Douglas Duffin on Vahagan De Lozana©Stephen Hamilton - Presseye.com
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Country meets town at the annual 2012 Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. General views of the show.
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Country meets town at the annual 2012 Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. Sheep judging during the show.
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Country meets town at the annual 2012 Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. Robbie Wilson(9)pictured with a young Hereford calf after judging.
NO FEE Presseye.com 16th May 2012Balmoral show 2012 SJ5 Connollys Red Mills Int Stakes show jumping Geoff Billington on Uppercut©Stephen Hamilton - Presseye.com
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Country meets town at the annual 2012 Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. General views of the show.
Northern Ireland- 16th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Country meets town at the annual 2012 Balmoral Show at the Kings Hall in south Belfast. Captain Michael Kelly pictured during the show jumping during the show.
Presseye Ltd Northern Ireland 16th May 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photograph by / PresseyeBalmoral Show - 16th May 2012Heading to the arena to be judged

The Balmoral Show has kicked off at its new home at the Maze prison site outside Lisburn.

Motorists faced delays this morning in and around the area as an initial tranche of visitors arrived for the first day of the massive agricultural show.

Tens of thousands are due to attend the event - one of the biggest to take place in Northern Ireland.

Drivers had been urged to plan their journey carefully to avoid potential traffic woes.

After more than 100 years at the same site, Ireland's biggest agricultural show has made the move from the King's Hall in south Belfast to the new Balmoral Park.

The event - which is in its 145th year - runs until Friday.

Visitors have also been urged to use free public transport including free shuttle buses for the show between 8.30am and 9pm.

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