Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle has always been a firm favourite in Kerry for spectators and Kerry is always a firm favourite for the drivers and organisers of the event.
Now Cannonball is coming back to Kerry with the all new 4×4 event which will be based at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney from November 19 – 21 arriving at approximately 5.30pm on both evenings.
Car enthusiasts will get to see a Bentley Bentayga E-Hybrid and a Bentley Bentayga First Edition, a Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, 2 Range Rover SVRs, 3 Range Rover Sport P400, a Land Rover Defender 90, a Ford Ranger, a BMW X5 M-Sport, a Land Rover Defender 110, a Mercedes-Benz GLE and many more.
The 4×4 Cannonball road-trip is fully compliant with government COVID-19 guidelines and is an outdoor event.
Any car enthusiasts wishing to come out to see the cars on the route are asked to please adhere to the advice of the Cannonball COVID-19 marshals and maintain social distancing.
This year all Cannonball events are raising funds for The HOPE Foundation, an Irish Charity doing incredible work with the street children of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India HOPE funds and operates over 60 projects including 11 child protection homes, a hospital, an ambulance, counselling, food and nutrition, education, healthcare and the restoration of childhoods to children.
Cannonball has already raised €1,250,000 for charities and has been rolling since 2009.
The road trip begins at 10am from Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow on November 19 and takes in the last of Wicklow’s magnificent Autumn majesty in Enniskerry, Sally Gap, Glendalough and Hollywood.
The newly restored Castle Durrow Country House Hotel in Laois is the first stop for lunch – a jewel of the midlands.
Atter lunch, the convoy will drive southbound to the luxurious Great Southern Hotel in Killarney for two nights from where they will explore the Ring of Kerry, Dromquinna Manor, The Black Valley, Gap of Dunloe and finally Killarney National Park.
In recent years, manufacturers have committed to countering the ‘gas-guzzler’ image of large SUVs.
With diesel falling out of favour with new car buyers, brands have turned to hybridisation and battery-electric power to reduce emissions and running costs – often with impressive results.
Favoured for their rugged good looks and the confidence they inspire on the road, thanks to their raised driving position and perceived safety, large SUVs and 4×4 cars have become very popular in Ireland.
In true Cannonball style, this road-trip goes the extra mile with wonders at every turn including a bagpiper on a bridge, a falconer at breakfast and that rare ‘camaraderie’ that makes all Cannonball road-trips truly unforgettable experiences.