Balmoral Show: Sheep steal show on day two
- 16 May 2019
Thousands of people have attended day two of the Balmoral Show on Thursday.
The rain stayed away from the showpiece agricultural event, with temperatures reaching the high teens.
BBC News NI had coverage throughout the day across Twitter and Facebook, with reporters out and about at the Balmoral Park near Lisburn, County Antrim.
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Anyone looking for more information about getting to the show on the remaining days – Friday and Saturday – can check out our guide here.
Among Thursday's events were music performances at the Show Stage, with country stars Derek Ryan and Niamh McGlinchey making appearances.
Ex-world championship motocross rider Jason Smyth took his Adrenaline Tour to the Main Arena.
The Supreme Hunter Championship and the Horse Parade were part of the afternoon's events, along with the Celtic Storm Irish Dancers.
The competitions began before the gates opened to the general public, with the Connemara showing ponies first out at 08:30 BST.
The Royal Ulster International Shearing Championship was a popular draw.
And months of hard training came to a head as young farmers battled it out in a tug-of-war competition.