The farming community in south Armagh and south Down is in mourning after the Balmoral Show has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The shit kickers from Burren to Forkhill will observe a 7 days of mourning and prayer after the cancellation of the show.

One local farmer Peadar DealerBoots told us:

“This pandemic has caused a lot of heartache and pain to the communities all over the world but with the cancellation of the Balmoral show it has struck an awful blow to us lovers of cattle, sheep, silage and pigs.

I bought a new pair of jeans, dealer boots and a check shirt for the occasion. Now what will I do with it? Sure I will have to wait until next year’s show to get a wear out of it.”