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Cannonball 2022 is coming to Limerick Saturday, September 10

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Cannonball 2022 will be the largest organised road trip in Europe.

 €1.3 million has been raised by the Cannonball for Irish charities over the years

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Cannonball has already raised €1,298,779 for Irish charities.

The official route for Cannonball 2022 has been announced. It is confirmed that the supercar spectacle is coming back to Limerick on Saturday, September 10.

The event has raised €1,298,779 for Irish charities over the years and organisers are hoping to reach €250,000 for The HOPE Foundation by the end of September 2022.

The rare supercars will arrive at Circle K Ballysimon at approximately 11.45 am and spectators will be able to get up close and personal with 200 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique and free family festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for.  

Cannonball 2022 is fuelled by miles PLUS from Circle K and is the largest organised road trip in Europe. This year, the event will have the highest ever number of car entries including Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren, Aston Martin Porsche, Rolls Royce Bentley, and Maserati.

This year, the official charity of Cannonball will be The HOPE Foundation, an Irish charity doing incredible work with the street children of Kolkata in India.

HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects including 11 child protection homes, a hospital, an ambulance, counseling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare, and the restoration of childhood to children.

The Brazilian Dancers will bring all the glamour of carnival to the Cannonball, and live DJs, bands, and festivals in host towns will get the party started. The notorious NYPD, German Polizei, Cannonballers, and celebrities 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 free family day out. This year, organisers are also calling on spectators to dress up in fancy dress, with prizes for best dressed.   

Cannonball was founded by Meath native Alan Bannon and the benefit to the host towns for this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year.

For more info about the Hope Foundation, go HERE

For more stories on the Hope Foundation, go HERE

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