Cannonball run to end in Kilkenny

SUPERCARS of all shapes, sizes and horsepower will roar down the Parade for the final stage of the famous Cannonball Run for Barrettstown.

SUPERCARS of all shapes, sizes and horsepower will roar down the Parade for the final stage of the famous Cannonball Run for Barrettstown.

The colourful event will finish in the Parade on September 11 with a carnival atmosphere. A street party will kick off at 4.30pm and will feature fire eaters, face painters and snake charmers as well as the fantastic cars and the celebrity competitors.

The Cannonball run is the annual gathering of supercar enthusiasts who drive in convoy on this adventurous road trip around Ireland, raising funds for charity.

James Delahunty, aged 10 from Thomastown, a member of the Hole In The Wall gang at Barrettstown recently got the chance to set in the hot seat of a 210 MPH 600HP Lamborghini Diablo, one of the supercars and unique cars that will roar into the Marble on Sunday (September11) at 5pm for the finish of the famous Cannonball Run For Barrettstown.

This massive adrenalin-fuelled event was started by Naas businessman Alan Bannon and sponsored by STOBART has so far raised over €235,000 for Barrettstown to help rebuild the lives of children affected by childhood cancer. The Cannonball will be started on Merrion Square, Dublin on September 9 at 10am by An Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny and over the next three days will travel most of the country.

There will also be a private event for participants at Langton’s Set Club who are also a sponsor on the night of September 11. Liam Phelan is also running a Barrettstown fundraiser on Tuesday (Septmeber 6) in Tynan’s Bar with Rob Strong and his band.

For more information see www.cannonball.ie