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Thursday 21 November 2019

Video: Supercars roll through Dublin streets for charity Cannonball run

Miriam O'Callaghan waves a checkered flag to start the Cannonball Run 2012 in aid of LauraLynn House at Merrion Square in Dublin
Miriam O'Callaghan waves a checkered flag to start the Cannonball Run 2012 in aid of LauraLynn House at Merrion Square in Dublin
Louise Hogan

Louise Hogan

LUXURY Maseratis, Ferraris and at least one eye-catching yellow Lamborghini all purred through the streets of Dublin this morning as a major fundraiser for a children’s hospice got underway.

Television presenter Miriam O’Callaghan dropped the chequered flag to a roar as a colourful convoy of dozens of the most coveted cars on the planet took off for the Cannonball 2012 event in aid of the Laura Lynn House in Dublin.



“I think it is so important. I always say I’m really grateful my kids are healthy,” the RTE star said.



Car enthusiasts equipped with cameras lined the streets around Merrion Square to hear the horse-power of some of the world’s supercars including Aston Martin, Porsche and Maserati.



More than 100,000 people are expected to line the route of the Cannonball event as it travels through towns and counties both north and south to raise money for the hospice which provides support for families and respite and end-of-life care for dying children.



The supercar convoy rolls into the Galgorm Resport and Spa in Ballymena from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and then onto Titanic exhibition in Belfast from 5.30pm and 7.30pm today (Fri). On Saturday, September 15, it will be found in Lough Erne Resort and Spa from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and then will arrive into Galway at 6pm.



On Sunday, its final day, it can be spotted in Tipperary and in Kilkenny.



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