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Theresa May attends Balmoral Show during brief visit to Northern Ireland

  • 'We want to see no return to the borders of the past, no hard border,' says PM
  • Sinn Fein's John O’Dowd accuses May of 'breath-taking arrogance'

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Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire accompany the Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to the Balmoral Show. Photo by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire accompany the Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to the Balmoral Show. Photo by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland.
She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Lesley Martin and Dorothy Robb  with the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland. She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday. Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Lesley Martin and Dorothy Robb with the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland.
She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire accompany the Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland. She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday. Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire accompany the Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland.
She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Lesley Martin and Dorothy Robb  with the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland. She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday. Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Lesley Martin and Dorothy Robb with the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland.
She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland. She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland.
She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute with the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland. She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday. Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute with the Prime Minister Theresa May at the Balmoral Show.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 
 
 The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland.
She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

13 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland. She arrived at the Balmoral Show in Balmoral Park, near Lisburn in County Antrim on Saturday.

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Elizabeth Warden (Federation Chairman) Women's Institute and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire accompany the Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to the Balmoral Show. Photo by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Theresa May has visited the Balmoral Show as part of a brief visit to Northern Ireland.

The Prime Minister arrived at Balmoral Park, near Lisburn, on Saturday.

She was accompanied by the Secretary of State James Brokenshire and four Tory candidates in the general election.

The PM said she was "personally engaged" in resolving the powersharing deadlock in Belfast.

Mrs May said "we all want to see" an agreement reached by the deadline shortly after the June 8 General Election.

She told broadcasters: "We have got to make sure we do resolve the issue of the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

"I'm very clear that we want to see no return to the borders of the past, no hard border but I'm clear that we need to see as seamless and frictionless a border as possible."

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Mrs May said the issue had been set out in her Article 50 letter triggering the start of Brexit negotiations and detailed in the response from Brussels.

She added: "There's goodwill on all sides."

On her first stop at the agricultural and food show she met with representatives from the Women's Institute who were dressed up as nursery rhyme characters as part of a themed event.

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Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland

Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland

Prime Minister Theresa May is on a brief visit to Northern Ireland

The Prime Minister stopped and posed for selfies with children and chatted to surprised show-goers during the 25-minute visit.

As she walked past the parade ring, Mrs May bumped into DUP leader Arlene Foster and her son and stopped for a quick chat.

The Prime Minister was later asked about criticism that she had not been involved enough in resolving the Stormont political crisis but pointed to meetings she held before Easter with Mrs Foster and Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill.

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Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Cattle judging takes place in the parading ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Cattle judging takes place in the parading ring. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Hill Billy Ray and the Clampetts at the show where they are raising money for Cancer Focus

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Hill Billy Ray and the Clampetts at the show where they are raising money for Cancer Focus Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Hill Billy Ray and the Clampetts at the show where they are raising money for Cancer Focus

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Hill Billy Ray and the Clampetts at the show where they are raising money for Cancer Focus Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017

Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Katie McDonald(3) from Ahoghill enjoys an ice-cream at the show.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Katie McDonald(3) from Ahoghill enjoys an ice-cream at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  NI Women's Institute's (R-L) Margaret Kelso,Evelyn Armstrong, Roberta Mathers and Edith McAdams pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: NI Women's Institute's (R-L) Margaret Kelso,Evelyn Armstrong, Roberta Mathers and Edith McAdams pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  Ramon McGarry from Dundrod pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Ramon McGarry from Dundrod pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  Lesley-Anne and Richard Bell from Donaghcloney pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Lesley-Anne and Richard Bell from Donaghcloney pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Tara O'Brien from Dungannon and her Commercial Heifer pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Tara O'Brien from Dungannon and her Commercial Heifer pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  Zack,Ned and Benjamin Cummins from Newcastle pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Zack,Ned and Benjamin Cummins from Newcastle pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

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General view of exhibitors in the cattle ring of the Balmoral Show.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017 - General view of exhibitors in the cattle ring of the Balmoral Show. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

The Balmoral Show (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)

The Balmoral Show (Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)

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General view of street performers at the Balmoral Show.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017 - General view of street performers at the Balmoral Show. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  Show jumpers  pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Show jumpers pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  Show jumpers  pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Show jumpers pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017:  Show jumpers  pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. 
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Show jumpers pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

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Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

"I have been personally engaged. I have had contact with both Michelle and Arlene," she said.

"But what is important if we are going to see what we all want, which is a return to a strong and stable devolved administration here in Northern Ireland, is that the parties here in Northern Ireland come together and agree to an agreement that can enable that devolved administration to be established."

Sinn Fein's John O’Dowd accused the PM of "breath-taking arrogance".

Mr O'Dowd said: "The arrogance of Theresa May is astounding visiting the Balmoral Show, while her Tory cabinet is planning to impose Brexit on the north which will be disastrous for our farming and agri-food industries. Since taking office Theresa May has visited the north once, taken one media question and then departed.

"Now that Ms May has ticked a box and visited the north one more time for the election she will jet off home and continue to ignore the democratic wishes of the people here.

"This is a British Prime Minister whose Tory party received just 0.3% of the vote in the last Assembly election in the north.

"Her politics have been rejected both at the ballot box and in a referendum where the people of the north voted to remain within the EU. Sinn Fein have spent four days at the Balmoral show engaging with farmers and producers who are righty very concerned with the effects of Brexit on their businesses, their employees and their ability to trade across the island of Ireland.

"Sinn Fein will continue to make the case for designated special status for the north within the EU and stand against the Tory Brexit, cuts and disregard for the people of the north."

The SDLP's Daniel McCrossan tweeted: "Theresa May couldn't fly to NI for talks process or to try save our institutions, but finds time to visit the Balmoral show! Ridiculous PM!"

Mrs May is visiting all parts of the UK before the general election.




 

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Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

The Kangaroo Kid performing stunts during  Day One, Balmoral Show 2017.
Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

The Kangaroo Kid performing stunts during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Cattle judging in the parade ring during the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging in the parade ring during the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Ben Hamilton(6) from Londonderry hugs a giant dog as his Scottish bagpiper owner looks on. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Ben Hamilton(6) from Londonderry hugs a giant dog as his Scottish bagpiper owner looks on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Alisha cooper(8) from Ballyheartfield with Boo her three-week-old Dexter calf in the judging ring after they came third in their category. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Alisha cooper(8) from Ballyheartfield with Boo her three-week-old Dexter calf in the judging ring after they came third in their category. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Alisha cooper(8) from Ballyheartfield with Boo her three-week-old Dexter calf before going into the judging ring.  

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Alisha cooper(8) from Ballyheartfield with Boo her three-week-old Dexter calf before going into the judging ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Ulster Bank's Henry the Hippo with Grace(6) and Brendan(4) McGarrity from Killdress Co. Tyrone. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Ulster Bank's Henry the Hippo with Grace(6) and Brendan(4) McGarrity from Killdress Co. Tyrone. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Sheep judging in the parade ring during the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging in the parade ring during the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

A giant Scottish bagpiper entertains the ground. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.

Ben Hamilton(6) from Londonderry hugs a giant dog as his Scottish bagpiper owner looks on. 

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Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Ben Hamilton(6) from Londonderry hugs a giant dog as his Scottish bagpiper owner looks on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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DUP Leader Arlene Foster meet 'Flower Pot' people  attending Day One, of the  Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster meet 'Flower Pot' people attending Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
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Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Ashleigh Kirkpatrick of Tully Farm handing out some tasty meat produce.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Ashleigh Kirkpatrick of Tully Farm handing out some tasty meat produce.

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DUP Leader Arlene Foster  watching the Sheep Judging  during  Day One, of the  Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster watching the Sheep Judging during Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

Caoimhe Brady  aged 2 from Donaghmore  surrounded by a CAT Track Type Tractor weighing 21,715 kg, during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Caoimhe Brady aged 2 from Donaghmore surrounded by a CAT Track Type Tractor weighing 21,715 kg, during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
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Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Abianne Porter of Ann's Pantry.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Abianne Porter of Ann's Pantry.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye ©
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye ©
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Rosie the Auto Line Cow with Evanna Kieran.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Rosie the Auto Line Cow with Evanna Kieran.

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

DUP Leader Arlene Foster  watching the Sheep Judging  during  Day One, of the  Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster watching the Sheep Judging during Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Senior Bull Class   Day One, of the  Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Senior Bull Class Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye ©
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Arianna Magowan (1) from Moira

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Arianna Magowan (1) from Moira

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

DUP Leader Arlene Foster with Nathan Hylands with his Dorset Sheep during  judging  during  Day One, of the  Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster with Nathan Hylands with his Dorset Sheep during judging during Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye ©
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Jess Hall from South Wales and Ellie having a rest before the parade ring.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Jess Hall from South Wales and Ellie having a rest before the parade ring.

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland
Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye ©
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Balmoral Show 2017
Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show.
Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Mason Cunningham (3) from Moira

Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Mason Cunningham (3) from Moira

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Watchers on look at the Cattle on show during  the  annual  Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Watchers on look at the Cattle on show during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Show jumpers  during  the  annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Show jumpers during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Sarah Bell from Kircubben  enjoys an ice cream  during  the  annual  Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Sarah Bell from Kircubben enjoys an ice cream during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Crowds gather for the  annual  Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Crowds gather for the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Crowds gather for the  annual  Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Crowds gather for the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Jess Hall with some of the Cattle during The  annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Jess Hall with some of the Cattle during The annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Crowds gather for the  annual  Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Crowds gather for the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt during  the  annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
The  annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 The annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017
Jess Hall with some of the Cattle during The  annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim,  which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Jess Hall with some of the Cattle during The annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Sheep shearing competition  during  Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Sheep shearing competition during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Sheep judging  during  Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Sheep judging during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Sheep shearing competition  during  Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Sheep shearing competition during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Annabel Manson aged 6 from Kells  with a first prize for older ewe Hampshire Downs  during  Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Annabel Manson aged 6 from Kells with a first prize for older ewe Hampshire Downs during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

onathan and  Veronica Dougherty, Aoife McConvey and David Dougherty from Kircubbin  showing Greenfield British Blues at the first day of the Balmoral Show.
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onathan and Veronica Dougherty, Aoife McConvey and David Dougherty from Kircubbin showing Greenfield British Blues at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park:

Hanna Alexander from Greyabbey  preparing a Dexter at the first day of the Balmoral Show.
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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Hanna Alexander from Greyabbey preparing a Dexter at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park:

Aoife McConvey from Kircubbin enjoying the sunshine before showing Greenfield British Blues cattle at the first day of the Balmoral Show.
Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Aoife McConvey from Kircubbin enjoying the sunshine before showing Greenfield British Blues cattle at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park:

Blue says above Balmoral Park  during the show jumping at the first day of the Balmoral Show.
Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Blue says above Balmoral Park during the show jumping at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May  2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park:

Serena Murphy with her Limousin Carrickaldreen Maverick , from Newry  at the first day of the Balmoral Show.


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PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Serena Murphy with her Limousin Carrickaldreen Maverick , from Newry at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye

Winner of this year’s Ulster Bank Farm Safety competition is twelve year old Matthew Nelson from Downpatrick High School. As well as having his winning design animated into a short film, Matthew also wins an iPad and a day out to Balmoral Show, courtesy of Ulster Bank.

Winner of this year’s Ulster Bank Farm Safety competition is twelve year old Matthew Nelson from Downpatrick High School. As well as having his winning design animated into a short film, Matthew also wins an iPad and a day out to Balmoral Show, courtesy of Ulster Bank.

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Trevor Shields from Killkeel with his Large White pigs ahead of the show. 



Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Trevor Shields from Killkeel with his Large White pigs ahead of the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Owen Gill(14) from Killkeel and Ollie Smith(12) visiting from England prepare the cattle ahead of the show. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Owen Gill(14) from Killkeel and Ollie Smith(12) visiting from England prepare the cattle ahead of the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Heather Briggs from Newtowncrommelin, Co. Antrim, prepares her Dexter Oldstone Wrist ahead of the show. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Heather Briggs from Newtowncrommelin, Co. Antrim, prepares her Dexter Oldstone Wrist ahead of the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017

Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn.  The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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