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Cannonball is a unique three-day road trip around Ireland, taking a different route each year. Now in its ninth year, millions of excited fans have witnessed the crazy Cannonball convoy of cars pass through their town, city or bend in the road with over 190 gleaming supercars, wacky fun cars and monster wheels every year. This year, Cannonball will be in County Galway on Saturday 9th September.

Remember The Cannonball Run? The crazy and chaotic road race across America that was the subject of the cult Cannonball movie series? Remember the colourful characters, the hilarious encounters and the over-riding sense of fun that surrounded the whole madcap movie trilogy? Well, that’s the spirit of Alan Bannon’s Cannonball Ireland events. The only differences are  that the Cannonball event criss-crosses Ireland; it’s not a race but an organised road trip; and it’s decidedly legal and above board! But it’s a wild and wonderful adventure and there are many opportunities to get your pulse rate going.

It’s not just for fun, however. Each year, an Irish charity benefits from the event. This year, Make-A-Wish® Ireland is the chosen charity. It has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years who are living with life-threatening medical conditions, enriching the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

This year, the Cannonball run will stop at the Galway Plaza which is easily accessible from the Maldon Hotel Sandy Road. With our free secure underground parking, why don’t you book your stay here and enjoy seeing some once in a lifetime cars! We have some excellent value special offers.