On Sunday March 13th 100 Cannonball super cars were on display at Kildare Village before the gleaming convoy set off on a road-trip to Lismore Castle in Waterford taking in the famous V Drive and a pitstop at CircleK Cashel. The spectacular line-up of rare cars included a rare Ford GT Carbon Series, the only one in Ireland, as well as firm favourites the McLaren SLR, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche GT3 RS, Maserati, Bentley, a BMW M8 Competition, an interesting selection of EV cars and much more. The cars were on display in the new Kildare Village car park from 9am to 11.30am and spectators, families and children could get up close, meet the drivers and take pictures.
Cannonball Ireland is the most unique supercar fraternity in the world and the largest organised road-trip in Europe with 190 of the finest supercars on the planet. Think luxury, unforgettable experiences, breath-taking drives, incredible cars and, of course, those random funny and candid moments that make Cannonball so unique. To date the event has raised over €1,266,000 for Irish charities.
Experience is everything at Kildare Village. The Village offers families a wonderfully curated outdoor shopping space in which to spend their weekends. Children will enjoy the traditionally crafted playground made using sustainably sourced wood and offering a playful interpretation of the region’s landmarks and culture. As such, it was the ideal venue from which to start the first Cannonball drive of the year. Kildare Village recently welcomed a host of new restaurants to its food and drink offering including Sprout & Co. and Saba. Sprout & Co., the locally sourced, restaurant is the perfect place for tasty salads, farm plates, wraps and more while Saba, a popular Thai and Vietnamese restaurant is perfect for lunch or dinner with friends and family. Kildare Village is always evolving with a large number of new brands including Missoni, Sandro, Zadig & Voltaire, Livy lingerie, Maje and Johnson’s of Elgin.
Cannonball was founded by Kildare businessman Alan Bannon in 2008 and now the event is the largest organised road trip in Europe. Cannonball is already on a roll this year with the best ever itinerary of road-trips planned for 2022. From the majestic castles on the Grand Highlands Tour to the all-new Retro Cannonball and 4×4 event in Ireland to the widely anticipated main event next September, this supercar story, that originated in Ireland, shows no signs of slowing down.