Largest ever ‘Cannonball’ is coming to Roscommon!

Alan Bannon, Founder of Cannonball Ireland pictured with a Bugatti Chiron that took part on the recent Cannonball Grand Highlands Event. Picture: James Killeen

The official route for Cannonball 2022 has been announced and it has been confirmed that the supercar spectacle is coming to Roscommon on Sunday, September 11th with a lunch stop at Kilronan Castle at 1 pm and an official fuel stop at Casey’s Circle K on the Athlone Road at 3.15 pm.

There is lots of excitement for the event this year as it will be the largest ever event with 200 super cars. The event has already raised €1,298,779 for Irish charities and organisers are hoping to reach €250,000 for The HOPE Foundation by the end of September 2022. Spectators will be able get up close and personal with 200 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique free family festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for.

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 9th-11th with proceeds to The HOPE Foundation. Cannonball, fuelled by milesPLUS from Circle K, is the largest organised road trip in Europe and 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.

Brazilian Dancers will bring all the glamour of carnival and live DJs, bands and festivals in host towns 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 2022 will take off from Malahide, Dublin on Friday, September 9th, stopping in Fermoy, Kinsale and Killarney before travelling through Ballysimon, Salthill and Sligo on Saturday (10th). The convoy of supercars will visit Roscommon on Sunday, 11th with lunch at Kilronan Castle and a fuel stop at Casey’s Circle K in Roscommon town before heading for the finish line in Trim, Co. Meath.

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. Cannonball is fuelled by milesPLUS from Circle K as the main headline Sponsor for 2022. The Tour sponsor this year is Apache Pizza and Cannonball official partners include Galway Bay Brewery, Manhattan Popcorn, Bonavox, Karl Goodwin Motors, AB Signs, and BMW Ireland.