Well where to start! Cannonball 2010 over and already people are talking about 2011...
It is one of the best events on the Irish calender all for the benefit of Barretstown organisation, to provide fun time and an outlet for ill children. The event is run by Alan Bannon and Maree Gorman, with huge help of course from the Cannonball event committee.
This year started in Dublin again, Merrion square... from there to Donegal and the amazing Solis @ lough eske, where my mom and I frequent, its an amazing hotel and SPA, the best in Ireland I think anyways!! From Donegal to Westport, where the first night of mentalness was!! After dinner we hit the local nightclub where the boys sported some of the best Break dancing I've ever seen... even Fr Willy Faye got involved! Break dancing priests are in!
Day 2 + hangover 1 started in WEstport and went to Clarinbridge to open the Oyster festival. We were lucky that Alan Organised a special air show, It was incredible, the pilot then flew over us as we began our drive down to Kilarney.... ahhhhh Kilarney... brought back memories of last year! My friend John BUrke, who couldn't do the whole run this year, brought his restored '67 mustang aka "eleanor" which definitely turned some heads!! The Auction took place that night and the two boys who had won the Ferrari in the raffle, bought most the items and then donated them back to Barretstown, which I thought was one of the most special parts of the weekend! THe video brought nearly everyone to tears and reminded us all what the even was in aid of.
Day 3 +hangover 2... Kilarney to Cork, I was so excited about the prospect of Fr Willy riding in on his bike to Cork, with the gorgeous Elaine Crowley getting a "backer" alas that was not to happen, nevertheless the reception we received in Cork was exceptional!! THere were thousands lining the street to see all the cars driving in! Of course I'd to hang out the side of the car... I could've chosen a more... ahem... suitable attire... but sure where is the fun in that?!!
Day 4 Hangover 3.. time to go home... it was great seeing all the heads in the morning DYING and not looking forward to the long journey home to wherever in the country they reside from!
Bring on next year!!! I can't wait to see all my Cannonball buddies!