Cannonball Arrives Today!
The stop in Bundoran will be around 4pm on Friday afternoon with car parking restrictions in place at Main Beach Car Park from 1pm. All cars to be removed from the Main Beach Car Park by 1pm. Only Cannonball cars and disabled badge holders will have access to the car park after this time.
Parking for spectators will be available on Astoria Road and also on Atlantic Way. The site is also just a short walk from the free car park at West End (beneath the Allingham Arms).
There will be a demonstration from the Irish Coast Guard and the local Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat too. (pending emergency callouts).
Star Studded Start Line for CANNONBALL 2014
Largest road trip in Europe gets ready to ROAR!
On September 12th The Point Village in Dublin will awaken to a spectacular sight as 160 of the finest cars on the planet line up for Cannonball 2014. Ireland’s glitterati and will be out in force for CANNONBALL, the adrenalin-fuelled action-packed Supercar spectacle, which originated in Ireland six years ago and is now the largest organized road trip in Europe. CANNONBALL goes up a gear once again with 160 supercars worth an estimated €25 million. CANNONBALL, sponsored by Manhattan Popcorn, is the largest organised road trip in Europe with most of the world’s top mark cars such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, the brand new BMW i8, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce, Bentley and the brand new BMW i8. This year CANNONBALL will be more impressive than ever with a quarter of the supercars coming in from the UK, Europe and even Dubai and the highest ever number of top mark cars. Fans can get up close and take pictures from Thursday September 11th at 7pm at the Point Village and on Friday morning September 12th the atmosphere will be electric with a live broadcast from Ryan Tubridy, Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene as well as a host of celebrities at the official start line. Then the gleaming convoy will drive through 850KM of Irish open roads through Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Tipperary and Offaly from September 12th to 14th.
Over 100,000 people will line the streets as CANNONBALL roars through towns and counties in spectacular style with FREE family friendly festivals all over the country. Each start and finish line at each host town is infused with an electric atmosphere featuring Brazilian dancers, live music, DJs, The Monster Energy JAM Truck, local entertainers and dignitaries, confetti cannons, lots of Manhattan popcorn, Cannonball official merchandice and, of course, the unmistakable roar of 160 supercars. CANNONBALL 6 will raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation which is a children’s charity that grants magical wishes to children between the ages of 3 – 17 years with life-threatening medical conditions. The Route showcases beautiful villages, towns and famous Irish Landmarks to both Irish and foreign Cannonballers and fans. The benefit to the Irish economy of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 and most of this is spread evenly throughout the counties and towns visited.
CANNONBALL is the brainchild of Kildare Businessman and AB Signs proprietor, Alan Bannon and is now in its sixth year having already raised over €600,000 for Children’s charities. Cannonball celebrities include former Miss World Rosanna Davison and husband Wes Quirke whilst celebrity chef Rachel Allen, The Voice Presenter Kathryn Thomas, and RTE’s Miriam O Callaghan dropped the flag at Merrion Square. Models Georgia Salpa, Aisling Quinn, Hazel O Sullivan, Emma Quinlan and Holly Carpenter have been keen Cannonballers over the years as well as Roz Purcell, Nadia Forde, and Rachel Wallace. Ryan Tubridy, Mick Galway, Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy also geared up for Cannonball and it never disappoints in the celeb stakes. BRUNO MARS even showed up one year to join Boyzone’s Shane Lynch for a quick pit stop in Cork!
“Cannonball 6 is set to be one of the most spectacular events of 2014” said Don O Neil of Manhattan Popcorn, main sponsor of Cannonball “ We are very proud to be part of this exhilarating event and to help raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. Popcorn goes with all good movies but we are getting the opportunity to bring this mad cap movie to life and there will be lots of Manhattan popcorn on the route to celebrate our association with Cannonball” he continued. The success of CANNONBALL Ireland led to the dawn of the annual Continental Cannonball event every June and this year CANNONBALL made headlines in Holland, Germany and Switzerland as they roared through in spectacular style leaving their mark with the style, excitement and spectacle that CANNONBALL is now becoming renowned for all over the world. The CANNONBALL tour sponsor for 2014 is Carzone.ie and associated sponsors include Paddy Connolly Specialist Cars, 37 Dawson Street, The Bridge House Hotel Tullamore, BP Mitchell, Autokey.ie, Best Western Montenotti, 4×4 Exports and AB Signs. See www.cannonball.ie for further details, routes and events.