Colourful Cannonball hits the road to Killarney

Alan Bannon, founder of Cannonball Ireland, pictured with Valerie Grogan at the launch of the new 4×4 Cannonball event which will run from November 19 to 21to raise funds for the HOPE Foundation.
Picture: Kasia Farat

AN action-packed supercar spectacle that has always been a firm favourite for spectators in Kerry ids Killarney bound in the coming weeks.

The colourful Cannonball roadshow is returning with a new 4×4 event which will be based at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney from November 19-21, arriving at approximately 5.30pm on both evenings.

Car enthusiasts will get to see a Bentley Bentayga E-Hybrid and a Bentley Bentayga First Edition, a Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, a Range Rover SVRs, a Range Rover Sport P400, a Land Rover Defender 90, a Ford Ranger, a BMW X5 M-Sport, a Land Rover Defender 110 and a Mercedes-Benz GLE.

The route for the two-day Cannonball event

The 4×4 Cannonball road-trip is fully compliant with government Covid-19 guidelines and it is an outdoor event. Any car enthusiasts wishing to come out to see the cars on the route are asked to please adhere to the advice of marshals and maintain social distancing.

This year all Cannonball events are raising funds for the HOPE Foundation, an Irish charity doing incredible work with the street children of Kolkata in India.

HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects, including 11 child protection homes, a hospital, an ambulance, counselling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare and the restoration of childhoods to children.

Cannonball has already raised €1,250,000 for charities and has been rolling since 2009.

The road trip begins at 10am from Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow on November 19 and later that evening it will roll into Killarney for two nights from where the participants will explore the Ring of Kerry, Dromquinna Manor, the Black Valley, Gap of Dunloe and Killarney National Park.