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Largest Cannonball Ever Ready to Depart



Tomorrow morning September 9th Cannonball Ireland will depart from outside the 3Arena at the Point Village Dublin. Now in its eight year the Supercar spectacle has raised over €850,000 for Irish Charities and this year, proceeds will go to Pieta House.  Sponsored by Manhattan Popcorn, CANNONBALL goes up a gear for 2016 with 190 supercars and over 150,000 spectators expected to line the streets all over Ireland, making it the largest ever Cannonball event. The start line will be at the Point Village, Dublin on Friday September 9th from 9am as spectators can view supercars and meet the drivers whilst soaking up the electric Cannonball atmosphere.  The gleaming convoy will drive through 900KM of Irish open roads with stops in Dublin, Cavan, Westport, Bunratty, Galway, Tullamore and Wexford.

A quarter of the supercars are coming in from the UK, Europe and even Dubai with the highest ever number of top mark cars worth an estimated €30 million including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley. CANNONBALL is the brainchild of Kildare Businessman and AB Signs proprietor, Alan Bannon and the benefit to the Irish economy of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year, most of which is spread evenly throughout the counties and towns visited. Nominated as Best Live Event at the National Event Industry Awards, the route showcases beautiful villages, towns and famous Irish landmarks to both Irish and foreign Cannonballers and fans.

Don O’Neil of Manhattan Popcorn, headline sponsor of Cannonball said. “We are very proud to be part of Cannonball again in 2016 and to help raise funds for Pieta House.  We recently scooped the Best Event Sponsorship Award for Cannonball at the National Event Industry Awards and also this year the iconic Cannonball movie is 35 years old so we have plenty to celebrate!  All great movies go with great popcorn and we have the opportunity to bring this mad cap movie to life!  There will be lots of Manhattan popcorn on the route for spectators as they soak up the supercharged festival atmosphere”

We will be present throughout the weekend with Justin & Morgan driving a brand new Ford Mustang convertible courtesy of Ford Ireland. Alongside them will be Ian and Roddy Mondello Park’s General Manager who makes his Cannonball debut in a BMW i8, courtesy of BMW Ireland. Be sure to keep up to date on Twitter @rev_ie and check out www.cannonball.ie for routes and information.