RETRO Cannonball is coming to County Roscommon

The RETRO Cannonball is set to take place once again this year on May 24th and 25th, featuring over 100 classic cars, free family live entertainment and that unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for, with proceeds of the event going to The Jack and Jill foundation.

The event will have a lunch stop in Kilronan Castle in County Roscommon on May 25th where spectators and families can get up close, and see some rare classic cars, which will include vehicles such as the Lamborghini Diablo, Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 348 GTS, Mercedes-Benz SL Classics, Lancia Beta, BMW 635CSI, Porsche 911 Carrera and Targa, MG Midget, Ford Escort Cosworth, Chevrolet Corvette, VW Beetle, Ford Thunderbird, MINI Cooper and many more. Spectators view the cars, take photographs, meet the drivers and enjoy the timeless allure of vintage automobiles.

Leinster and Ireland rugby star, scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park has announced that he is joining Team Jack and Jill as Ambassador for the children’s charity where he recently launched the upcoming Retro Cannonball.

“As a dad of three healthy children, I massively appreciate how lucky we are as a family and can only begin to imagine the challenges faced by Jack and Jill families across Ireland,” said Jamison Gibson-Park.

Deirdre Walsh, CEO of Jack and Jill, commented: “We are honoured that Cannonball Ireland have chosen to support Jack and Jill again in 2024. Last year, our partnership raised an impressive €161,000, which translated into 8,944 hours of in-home nursing care and respite support for 534 families supported by Jack and Jill in 2023”.

Registration is also now open for Cannonball Ireland, the supercar event, taking place on September 6th to 8th this year, a firm favourite with both drivers and spectators, with proceeds to the Jack and Jill.

See www.cannonball.ie for details of all events.