Ready for the Cannonball Run

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 15th-17th with proceeds to The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

Cannonball, fuelled by milesPLUS from Circle K, is the largest organised road trip in Europe featuring the finest cars on the planet from the awe-inspiring power of Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren to the grace and elegance of Porsche, Aston Martin and Maserati. Cannonball has already raised €1,538,602 for Irish charities and brings an electric atmosphere to host towns all over the country, making it a widely-anticipated free family event for spectators.

On Thursday, September 14th, the Cannonball crew will roll into Malahide Castle to get set for another adrenalin fuelled supercar spectacle. The supercars are due to start arriving from 6pm with an opportunity for spectators to be captivated by their enviable fusion of engineering excellence and design.

On Friday, September 15th, at 10am, the convoy will depart Malahide Castle and will blaze a trail to Cavan for a lunch stop at the Slieve Russell Hotel and Country Club in Cavan. The first finish line and overnight stay will be in Ballina, and the cars are due to arrive to the finish line on the Quay at 6pm to help celebrate Ballina’s 300th birthday.

On Saturday, September 16th, the convoy will leave the Quay in Ballina at 10.30am and travel to Salthill Hotel, Co Galway, for lunch at 1pm and then onwards to Pery Square, Limerick City, for the second finish line and overnight stay in association with Limerick City and County.  

On Sunday, September 17th, the supercars will leave Limerick City at 10.30am, then fuel up at Circle K Fermoy, and then onwards to Cork for lunch at Fota Island Resort before a big dramatic final finish line in Kilkenny City at 6pm.

This year the official charity of Cannonball is The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation - an Irish children’s charity that funds and delivers in-home nursing care, respite support and end-of-life care for children from birth to six years of age who have highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions.

Cannonball offers spectators a unique opportunity to witness the world's most prestigious and sought-after supercars up close and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for. The Brazilian Dancers, giant screens, music and fanfare bring all the glamour of carnival and live DJs, bands and festivals in host towns get the party started.

The Cannonballers and celebrities in colourful costumes add to the melee. From Spiderman to Star Wars, Cat Woman to Wonder Woman, cheerleaders to Charlie’s Angels, Batman, the Joker and more, it is a totally unique, free family day out. This year, organisers are also calling on spectators to dress up in fancy dress with prizes for best dressed.   

Cannonball was founded by Kildare businessman Alan Bannon, and the benefit to the host towns for this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year.