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Cannonball will roll into the Kingdom

Tom Walker of Love Island taking part in a previous Cannonball Ireland run

THE Cannonball is rolling back into Kerry and the colour and excitement will help raise funds for a worthy cause.

The action-packed supercar spectacle will blast off with a mighty roar on September 17, commencing at Malahide Castle in Dublin and winding its way down the country that weekend with proceeds going to the HOPE Foundation.

The cars will not be stopping in towns this year, to avoid gatherings during the pandemic, but details of safe viewing points to see the spectacular sight of some of the finest cars on the planet will be posted on the Cannonball Ireland website and social media channels throughout the weekend. 

Fun on the streets during a previous Cannonball Ireland run

Cannonball was last in Kerry in 2019 and this year it will pass through on Saturday, September 18, arriving in Kenmare at approximately 11.30am before taking in the magnificent Moll’s Gap, Killarney and Farranfore before lunch. 

In the afternoon, from approximately 2.30pm, the sleek convoy will go around the outskirts of Tralee and then take in Listowel and Tarbert before boarding the ferry at 3.15pm.
Top mark cars include two spectacular Ford GTs as well as firm favourites McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley. 

The event has already raised €1,150,000 and the Cannonball organisers are aiming to raise over €100,000 this year for HOPE with spectators and fans of the event encouraged to donate online on the HOPE website where there is a dedicated Cannonball page: https://www.hopefoundation.ie/cannonball/ 

Cannonball was founded by Kildare businessman Alan Bannon 12 years ago and now the event is the largest organised road trip in Europe.