X Factor icon Louis Walsh is an ambassador for ISPCC Childline, the official charity partner for Cannonball 2018.
The route for Cannonball 2018 has been announced and it is set to showcase the spectacular Vee Drive in County Waterford to international participants.
The Cannonball run will duck between the Comeragh Mountains and Copper Coast following the N72 to Lismore. The Vee is predominantly famous because of its breathtaking panoramic views going through the pass. The journey rises to about 2,000 feet above sea level, providing wonderful views for Cannonball drivers and visitors of both Waterford and Tipperary.
ISPCC Childline ambassador and X Factor icon Louis Walsh got to grips with a Lamborghini Diablo and a BMW i8 along with Cannonball founder Alan Bannon earlier this month, announcing that Childline will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2018. This is a very special year for Ireland’s supercar spectacle as the 10th anniversary of the event approaches and all Cannonballers reunite for the ultimate supercar road-trip.
Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, runs from September 7-9 with over 190,000 people expected to line the streets all around Ireland. Top mark cars will blaze a trail through Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Mayo, Spanish Point, Blarney, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford. Spectators will get up close and personal with 190 of the finest cars on the planet and enjoy the unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for.
Brazilian dancers will bring all the glamour of carnival, the Monster Truck will have fire breathers and some great tunes to get the party started, and their will be great giveaways.
Celebrity Cannonballers include Boyzone’s Shane Lynch who is a firm devotee and even has the logo tattooed on his leg. Other household names include former Miss World Rosanna Davison and husband her Wes Quirke, Glenda Gilson, Rachel Allen, Kathryn Thomas, Miriam O’Callaghan, Georgia Salpa, Emma Quinlan, Holly Carpenter, Roz Purcell, Nadia Forde, Ryan Tubridy, Mick Galway, Gerald Keane, Andy Quirke, Nicky Byrne, Colm Hayes, Ryan Thomas, Dirty Sanchez, Jenny Green, former Taoiseach Enda Kenny and former President Mary Robinson.
Cannonball has already raised €960,000 for Irish charities and this year the milestone of €1,000,000 raised for charities will be broken. The benefit to the Irish economy of this event is estimated at €2,567,000 per year. The last 12 months have been pretty exceptional for Cannonball Ireland. It went to America for the first time in October as well as making headlines in Scotland, Wales and across the continent with the excitement and spectacle that Cannonball is renowned for.
Further details, routes and events are available online.