SPECTACULAR CANNONBALL ON THE QUAYFRONT
THE CANNONBALL Supercar Event finished in Wexford town on Sunday evening with 190 of the finest cars on the planet thundering through the finish line on the quay.
The cars had made their way through Dublin, Cavan, Donegal, Mayo, Spanish Point, Blarney, Cork, Kilkenny over the course of three days before reaching their final destination on Wexford’s quay front, much to the delight of the crowd who gathered along the street to catch a glimpse of their favourite set of wheels.
From McLaren to Lamorghini, Ferrari to Aston Martin, along with Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley models, there was plenty of horse power on display. The gathered concoction of street entertainers, from the Brazilian dancers to fire breathers, and cartoon characters to keep the kids happy, provided plenty of colour on the ground as spectators watched the cars roll in. With an infectious atmosphere in the air, the arrival of the first Supercar drew a huge cheer with the rest of the cars arriving thick and fast thereafter.
This is the third time the event has come to Wexford, first delighting the crowds in 2015 and being so successful that the town was chosen to host the finish line in 2016.
After making their grand entrance, the cars were parked on Wexford quay for a number of hours, which gave supercar fans and petrolheads a chance to get a closer look at their dream machines, meet their drivers, and talk to them about the cars.
ISPCC Childline is the official charity partner for Cannonball 2018 and the event has now broken the €1 million milestone of funds raised for Charity. Childline is Ireland’s 24-hour listening service for children and young people.
Every year, Childline answers over 380,000 contacts from children and young people across Ireland who may feel lonely, hurt or anxious, or who may simply wish to chat about their day.
Childline volunteers listen to, support and empower children and young people, even when it may seem as though there is no-one else to listen. A call to Childline can change a child’s life.
Thousands line the quayfront as the supercar spectacle rolls by. Wexford’s PJ Mooney and Dervla Mulligan in a Ferrari. Happy faces in the crowd: Libby Hogan and Ellen Shortall.