Kilronan Castle to host ‘Retro Cannonball’ this May

Kilronan Castle will host a lunch stop for this year’s Retro Cannonball Run.

Retro Cannonball will feature 100 classic cars, free family live entertainment and that unique festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for.

The event will stop for lunch in Kilronan Castle on Saturday May 25th.

Retro Cannonball is a two-day odyssey taking in the Wild Atlantic Way and towns and villages through the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland. Featuring cars from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, from vintage Mustangs to sleek Corvettes, an impressive array of iconic automobiles will rumble together, creating a nostalgic symphony as they roll through picturesque landscapes.

Retro Cannonball starts at Thomand Park in Limerick on May 24th at 9.30 a.m. It then takes in part of the Wild Atlantic Way with lunch in Fiddle & Bow Hotel in Co. Clare, arriving in Westport for an overnight stay. It will then travel on to Roscommon (Kilronan Castle), Cavan, arriving in Mullingar for an exciting finish line.

The classic car convoy will include rare cars such as the Lamborghini Diablo, Jaguar E-Type, Ferrari 348 GTS, Mercedes-Benz SL Classics, Lancia Beta, BMW 635CSI, Porsche 911 Carrera and Targa, MG Midget, Ford Escort Cosworth, Chevrolet Corvette, VW Beetle, Ford Thunderbird, mini cooper and many more. Spectators can get up close, view the cars and take photographs at each of the start and finish lines, pitstops and lunch stops.

(Pic courtesy Kilronan Castle Facebook page)


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