Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick

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Irish Cancer Society Ambassador and popular comedian Des Bishop got to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan along with Belle Walsh (5) to announce that the Irish Cancer Society will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2019. PHOTO: Mark Stedman

THE official route for Cannonball 2019 has been announced and it is confirmed that the supercar spectacle is coming back to Limerick on Saturday September 7 for a lunch stop at the Radisson Hotel at 2pm.

In July there was a smaller Retro Cannonball event which brought classic cars to the stunning driving routes around Limerick but now the Super Cars are ready to make an entrance once again and thousands will line the roads  from home and abroad to see the spectacle and enjoy this free family event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.  Cannonball, fuelled by milesPlus from Circle K, will start at Malahide in Dublin this year 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.

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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.