There has been a traffic warning this morning as the main M1 motorway is full of Culchies from south Armagh and south Down making their annual pilgrimage to the muck Savage Fest that is ‘The Balmoral Show’.
It is estimated that at least 120 buses have left the villages of Crossmaglen, Silverbridge, Cullyhanna and Mullaghbawn alone in the last hour to get a good spot to view the various heifers, calves and bullocks on show.
Similarly there has been a huge exodus of farming types from the deep pits of hell known as Saval, Burren, Hilltown and Mayobridge.
One of the travellers from south Armagh told Newry Spud:
“I wouldn’t miss it bah, best 3 days of the calendar year if you ask me. I get to see all the great animals on display and sure the Beur’s aren’t bad either hi, some fanny altogether.”