Robbie Henshaw pictured with little James Garrahan and his Dad when The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation was announced as the official charity of Cannonball.

Cannonball supercar spectacle to stop in Moneygall

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll into Moneygall on Saturday, September 16 with proceeds going towards The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.

There will be an official fuel stop at the Barrack Obama Plaza near Moneygall at 3pm. The super car event attracts over 200,000 spectators with free family festivals all over the country every year and has now raised €1,538,602 for Irish charities.

Cannonball, fuelled by milesPLUS from Circle K, is the largest organised road trip in Europe featuring the finest cars on the planet from the awe-inspiring power of Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren to the grace and elegance of Porsche, Aston Martin, and Maserati. Cannonball brings a unique and inimitable electric atmosphere to host towns all over the country making it a widely-anticipated free family event for spectators.

Cannonball offers spectators a unique opportunity to witness the world's most prestigious and sought-after supercars up close and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for.

The Brazilian Dancers, giant screens, music and fanfare brings all the glamour of carnival and live DJs, bands and festivals in host towns get the party started.

The Cannonballers and celebrities in colourful costumes add to the fun. 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.

This year the official charity of Cannonball is 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. Athlone man and Irish Rugby star Robbie Henshaw took time out from his World Cup preparations to meet with little James Garrahan and his family and carers to make the announcement.

The Cannonball crew will also roll into Malahide Castle, the Slieve Russell Hotel and Country Club in Cavan, the Quay in Ballina, Pery Square Limerick City, Circle K Fermoy and Kilkenny city.

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