Cashel Chamber of Commerce President Sean Laffey has thanked the organisers of the Cannonball Run for their visit to town on August 15.
He said the Chamber had been in discussions with the Cannonballers and the local authorities since last November.
“It was a complicated event to pull off and Cashel unlike many other host towns built a very credible 3 day festival around the visit of the supercars, which ran on 100% voluntary effort.
“The Chamber is delighted with the huge response from the public. It was a credit to the town and we hope that businesses got a boost from the influx of around 5,000 people. Cashel businesses very generously supported the Laura Lynn fundraising efforts of the Cannoballers and over €14,000 was donated by Cashel businesses to make sure the event happened. We also have to praise the Town Council and Gardai who were extremely helpful every step of the way.”
It was a first for the plaza as a major a concert venue with the Boru Stoves’ Sharon Shannon gig on Saturday night.
“We were thrilled that Finbar English, a rising star in the Bru Boru shows, played the festival with a home town debut of his band the Jeremiahs“.
The Cannonball Run will move to another town on its route next year.
Sean said; “We can bid for its return to Cashel in 2015, we know it will draw a huge crowd and it is for a wonderful cause. And we can assure everyone we have the skills in town to make it work.”