Cannonball revved up to roar through Limerick

Cannonball 2013, launched by models Nadia Forde and Rosanna Davison, will roar through Limerick this August
LIMERICK’S streets will roar with the sound of finely tuned engines as 160 of the finest cars on the planet pass through the city for the Cannonball 2013.

LIMERICK’S streets will roar with the sound of finely tuned engines as 160 of the finest cars on the planet pass through the city for the Cannonball 2013.

The event, the largest organised road trip in Europe, will pass through Limerick on Saturday, August 24 and feature the world’s top brands including, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley.

The procession will arrive into the city around 6pm and stop in the Pery Square area to allow people to get up close and personal with drivers, celebrities and, of course, the cars themselves.

The event is the the brainchild of AB Signs proprietor, Alan Bannon, and is now in its fifth year having already raised nearly€500,000 for children’s charities, and this year will support the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice Foundation.

The parade will overnight in Limerick and feature over 50 supercars coming from as far as Italy, Germany, US, UK, Monaco, Russia, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands in this very special year of The Gathering.

“Cannonball 5 is set to be one of the most spectacular events of 2013,” said Don O’Neil of Manhattan Popcorn, main sponsor of the Cannonball event.

“We are very proud to be part of this exhilarating event and to help raise funds for LauraLynn,” he added.

For full details see Cannonball 2013.