Retro Cannonball extravaganza returns to Ballina - Visit North Mayo

The North Mayo capital will be welcoming Cannonball Ireland back to Ballina on Friday, August 13th for Retro Cannonball.

Ballina and Crockets Quay Bistro is the starting point for this two-day event that will see classic engines from the 60s, 70s and 80s take to the roads of Ireland, while raising money for The Hope Foundation.

This Irish-born event has evolved over the years to become one of the most unique super car events in the world even drawing some celebrities to the west of Ireland.

This will be the third occasion that Cannonball has visited the North Mayo capital. The car event visited previously in 2014 and 2019.

Cannonball Ireland at The Quay, Ballina, Co. Mayo. 📸 by David Beattie (2019)
Cannonball Ireland at The Quay, Ballina, County Mayo 📸 by David Beattie (2019)

It has been confirmed that the two day Retro Cannonball will return this year with The Quay on the outskirts of Ballina hosting registration for the 2021 Covid-19-compliant event from 9:30am on Friday, August 13, followed by departure at 10:30am.

Retro Cannonball 2021 Day . Registrtation from  The Quay in Ballina, County Mayo

Entry to the Retro Cannonball costs €1,550 for two people which includes accommodation, meals and more.

Entrants will follow a coastal route north through west Sligo to conclude day 1 of the event in Letterkenny.

The second day will progress around the northern coast through Derry and Antrim to conclude in Belfast.

Retro Cannonball is fully compliant with government COVID-19 guidelines – please adhere to the advice of the COVID-19 marshals and maintain social distancing if you wish to come out to see the event.