Cannonball will be kicking off this Friday 12th September from Dublin and will bring 160 Super Cars on a weekend tour of Ireland raising funds for Make a Wish Ireland. It is free for spectators and there are some fantastic festivals planned around the country to tie in with Cannonball. Spectators can get up close, take pictures and chat to the drivers and owners of some of the rarest and most spectacular cars to be seen in Ireland. Some of the towns are running weekend long Cannonball festivals with free music and entertainment for visitors and SoapBox races!! (we like these!)
Some of the awesome cars that we are excited to see on this years on Cannonball are the New Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari California, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 458's & 430, Dodge Viper SRT10, the much anticipated BMW i8 not to mention BMW M5's M3's and many many more.
If you would like to catch up with the Cannonball to see any of these cars here are some of the best places to do it are listed below.
Friday Startline - The Point Village Dublin (O2/3 Arena) from approx 9am to 11:30
Coffee Break - Astoria car park, Bundoran, Co Donegal arrive approx 4.45pm & dep 5.45pm
Friday Finish Line - Connell St, Sligo - arrive approx 6.30pm & dep
Saturday Startline - Connaughton St car park dep 10.45am
Lunch Break - Lunch: Crockets on the Quay, Ballina - arrive approx 12.45pm & dep 3.15pm
Saturday Finish Line - Finish Line: Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway
On Sunday morning the Cannonballers will leave Galway at 10.30am and go to Cahir, Co.Tipperary for a lunch at the Cahir Gravity Festival. From there the cars will close the Cannonball Festival in Tullamore, County Offaly at 6pm for the finish line where the roars of the engines will compete with a cheering crowd of over 10,000 people. We will add exact details of Sunday's route as we get it.
Words by Amy