The official route for next month’s Cannonball 2022 has been announced, which organisers say will have the highest ever number of car entries.
On Friday 9th September, Cannonball will blaze a trail from Malahide in Co. Dublin to Co. Cork with a fuel stop in Circle K Fermoy and lunch in The Blue Haven Kinsale in Co Cork.
The first finish line overnight stay will be at the Brehon Hotel in Killarney in Co Kerry. On Saturday 10th September, the convoy will leave Killarney and take a fuel stop at Circle K Ballysimon and then lunch at The Oslo Bar in Salthill Co Galway and onwards to Sligo town for the second finish line and overnight stay.
On Sunday 11th September, the start line will be at Rosses Point Sligo and then lunch at Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon with a fuel up at Casey’s Circle K in Roscommon Town before a final finish line in Trim Co Meath at 18:00 the same day.
The event has already raised €1,298,779 for Irish charities and, this year, the official charity of Cannonball will be The HOPE Foundation, an Irish Charity working 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.