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Monday 26 August 2019

Sligo return for Cannonball

The Cannonball in Sligo in 2017
The Cannonball in Sligo in 2017

The official route for Cannonball 2019 has been announced and the supercar spectacle will be back in Sligo on Saturday September 7th for the second overnight pitstop of the event.

The last time Cannonball came to Sligo was 2017 when hundreds lined the streets to welcome the largest road trip in Europe and 190 of the finest cars on the planet.

Cannonball will start at Malahide in Dublin on September 6th at 10.30 am and then blaze a trail through Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo, Sligo, Meath and Offaly.

Fans will meet the drivers and celebrities and get up close and personal with the world's top mark cars such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley.

The benefit to the Irish economy and host towns of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year. Over 200,000 people will line the streets all over Ireland for Cannonball and the event has already raised €1,016,000 for Irish charities.

This year, the charity benefactor is the Irish Cancer Society. The charity funds lifesaving cancer research and a range of free support services for people affected by cancer.

Spectators will enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for. The Brazilian Dancers will bring all the glamour of carnival, fire breathers, street entertainers, live music and free giveaways get the party started as the largest screen in Ireland shows footage of the event as crowds gather to welcome the event. The notorious NYPD, German Polizei, Fr Willie and colourful Cannonballers in crazy costumes add to the melee.

From Spiderman to Star Wars, Cat Woman to Wonder Woman, Cheerleaders to Charlie's Angels, Batman, The Joker and more, it is a totally unique and free family day out.

Celebrity Cannonballers over the years include Boyzone's Shane Lynch who is a firm devotee and even has the logo tattooed on his leg! This year, organisers are looking for novelty cars, muscle cars and classics as well as supercars. cannonball.ie to register your interest and check routes and all details.

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