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May 26th and 27th | Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Tipperary, Hidden Heartlands, Finish line Tullamore
Cruising through the countryside in a classic sportscar taking in magnificent mountain views and rugged coastlines, mid-summer aromas infusing the warm breeze air, retro sounds blasting from the stereo and the authentic driving experience of a perfect classic – it’s a bucket list adventure.
RETRO Cannonball starts in Wexford this year at Wexford County Council County Hall on May 26th at 10am and takes in the Copper Coast to the Haven Hotel in Dunmore East, Waterford for Lunch and then on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island Cork for the first overnight stay. On day two the RETRO Cannonballers will make their way to Cashel for lunch at the Bru Boru Heritage Centre and then up through the Hidden Heartlands for a big finish in Tullamore.
Cannonball has already raised €1,477,052 for Irish Charities and is a much-anticipated free family event for spectators. This year all Cannonball events will raise funds for The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, an Irish children’s charity that funds and delivers in-home nursing care, respite support and end-of-life care for children from birth to six years of age who have highly complex and life-limiting medical conditions. There are currently over 400 children under the care of Jack and Jill right across the country and the charity’s mission is to empower parents to care for their child at home, because there is no care like home care for a Jack and Jill child.
RETRO Cannonball will finish in Tullamore this year with the overall finish line at The Credit Union on Patricks Street on Saturday May 27th 6pm featuring 100 classic cars, free family, live entertainment and that unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for as they raise money for charity. Spectators can get up close, see some rare classic cars, take photographs, meet the drivers and enjoy the fun.
The classic car convoy, sponsored by Tullamore Credit Union, will include some rare Jaguar E-Types. Ferrari will be well represented with a number of 348 GTS. There will also be some beautiful Mercedes-Benz SL classics, a Lancia Beta, a BMW 635CSI, a Porsche 911 Carrera and a Porsche 911 Targa, an MG Midget, a Ford Escort Cosworth, a beautiful Chevrolet Corvette, a classic VW Beetle, a Ford Thunderbird, a mini cooper and many more.
“We are really excited to have Retro Cannonball coming to Tullamore as part of our 60th anniversary celebrations. It will be a fun-filled family event, with lots of excitement and spectacle – a great opportunity to come together as a community” said Liam O Callaghan, Chairperson Tullamore Credit Union
Registration is also now open for Cannonball Ireland, the supercar event, taking place on September 15th-17th this year and a firm favourite with both drivers and spectators. RETRO Cannonball is an altogether more laid-back experience but drivers and spectators still enjoy one of the most unique motoring fraternities in the world with breath-taking driving routes, luxurious hospitality and that rare ‘camaraderie’ that makes Cannonball a truly unforgettable experience. See www.cannonball.ie for details.