What is Cannonball Ireland?
CANNONBALL is a unique three-day road trip around Ireland, taking a different route each year. Now in its fifth year, over a half a million excited fans have witnessed the crazy Cannonball convoy of cars pass through their town, city or bend in the road, and over 160 gleaming supercars, wacky fun cars and monster wheels have taken part. It's not only the vehicles that add colour: our Canonballers have a penchant for dressing up – we call it the motorised masquerade! Check out our photo and video galleries here. But to really feel the buzz, you have to be there.
Remember The Cannonball Run? The crazy and chaotic road race across America that was the subject of the cult Cannonball movie series? Remember the colourful characters, the hilarious encounters and the over-riding sense of fun that surrounded the whole madcap movie trilogy?
Well, that's the spirit of Alan Bannon's Cannonball Ireland events. The only differences are that Alan’s Cannonball event criss-crosses Ireland; it's not a race but an organised road trip; and it's decidedly legal and above board! But it's a wild and wonderful adventure and there are many opportunities to get your pulse rate going.
It's not just for fun, however. Each year, a children's charity benefits from the net profits of the event. For details of this year's charity and the event's charitable work, click here.
Imagine a three-day party devoted to cool cars – driving cars, looking at cars, talking about cars – while touring through some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes and most lively towns and cities. Imagine feeling like a mega star as you drive your special car in the Cannonball convoy through towns and villages with thousands of spectators cheering, clapping, taking photos and asking for your autograph.
Imagine being wrapped up in that world-famous Irish welcome, on a trip that is so well organised you have to worry about nothing but enjoying yourself, and that comes easily. Stop imagining and click here to book your place on this year's run.
The best thing about Cannonball Ireland?
Don't forget that the net profits from the event make a difference to sick children’s lives and that our chosen charity benefits from enormous profile-building publicity.