Cannonball run set to hit Cavan

Day 3 of the event will see the cars arrive in Ballymachugh

Dozens of some of the country's flashiest cars will arrive in Cavan later today taking part in the spectacular Cannonball run 2021.

Day 3 of the event, Sunday, September 19, will see the cars arrive in Cavan, having set off from Galway at 10.30am, travelling through Athlone, before arriving at Ballymachugh via the N55 and R194 before the drivers then stop for lunch.

At 2.30pm the cars and their owners will head for Slane Village from Cavan, driving through at 3pm, finally arriving at the Titanic Museum in Belfast at 5pm.

Billed as the ultimate Irish road trip, Cannonball is a three-day event that sees some of the world’s top-mark cars travel around Ireland to raise money for charity.

More than €1.1million has been raised by Cannonball runs since their first outing more than a decade ago, with the HOPE Foundation, which works with street children in the Indian city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), chosen this year’s official charity.

The 2021 Cannonball run started from Dublin’s Malahide Castle last Friday morning.