The largest organised road trip in Europe is back this September and promises a bigger and bolder celebration of motoring excess than ever before. Inspired by the original Cannonball legend and the grand tradition of supercar rallies like Gumball, this turbocharged motoring jamboree plots a different course around Ireland each year, showing off a gleaming convoy of very special cars wherever it goes. Expect a party atmosphere and a procession of some of the world’s most desirable supercars including McLarens, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Porsches, Masserattis, Rolls Royces and Bentleys This year’s theme is American Movies and Cannonballers are rarely shy about entering into the spirit of the event, so expect plenty of fab fancy dress and an abundance of weird and wonderful cars to marvel at. With 150,000 spectators expected to line the route this year’s event looks set to be one hell of a bash. Whether you’re a petrolhead or simply looking for an excuse to party Cannonball Ireland guarantees a good time.
Tour and Show Events
From classic vampire flicks like Nosferatu to modern twists on the genre like True Blood and Twilight, fangs have been in fashion for as long as most of us can remember, but not everyone knows that it all started in Dublin where Bram Stoker – who was born just across the road from the Castle Dracula site in Clontarf – first dreamed up Dracula. Celebrating one of Ireland’s most revered and famous literary figures, Castle Dracula brings Bram Stoker’s world famous novel to life in chilling fashion with a series of interactive tours that promise to grant you terrifying access to Stoker’s world in the company of his most famous characters – Van Helsing, Lucy, Renfield and Dracula’s bride. You’ll be taken on a thrilling journey through Castle Dracula, taking in the tunnels, spinning bridges, the gargoyle courtyard and the Haunted Library, not to mention the world’s only Graveyard Theatre where those who dare can brave the Incredible Castle Dracula Show. Castle Dracula guarantees an unforgettable night of screams, laughter and, with plenty of insight into the life and times of Bram Stoker, even a bit of education.