Cannonball Run (13 Sept 2019, 12 Sept 2021)

Cannonball is a high-profile annual gathering of around 200 supercars driving in convoy around Ireland, raising funds for charity.

It’s the largest organised road trip in Europe and an unforgettable experience with a carnival atmosphere at every stop. The route varies annually and Slane Castle has featured several times. The supercars drove in through the main gates and down the avenue, using the front lawn as a showcase area.

A red sports car on the grounds for the Cannonball Event
Cars driving through the grounds for Cannonball Event
A sports car in Slane Castle for Cannonball event
Cars driving through Slane Castle for Cannonball event
A black sports car driving through Slane Castle for Cannonball event

Quick Facts:

c. 5,000 Visitors.

Entry Fee:
No cost to pedestrians, €5 car parking charge on entry.

Car Parking:
500 cars with separate entry and exit. Accessible parking at Slane Distillery car park.

Provision of crowd barriers, bins and toilets. Co-ordination of ticketing, volunteers and Civil Defence. Queries handled through Castle office.

Radio communication between Castle and volunteers.

Radio OB facilitated plus many visiting photographers.

Food & Beverage:
Meals for 150 drivers in the Castle. Food and drink for the public in the Castle Courtyard, at the Silver Fox food truck and Slane Distillery.

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