Volkswagen enthusiasts and admirers flocked to Fort Dunree on Bank holiday Monday to admire the vast array of VW bugs and vans which were took part in the 9th Annual Eireball Run.

The 9th Annual Eireball Run takes place from 2nd to 10th August, 2014 in aid of charities; Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation  (http://donalwalshlivelife.org/ ) and Dogs for the disabled ( http://www.dogsfordisabled.ie ).  

The Eireball Run is a grueling week long sponsored drive. Each year a challenging route is set and a convoy of classic Volkswagens winds its way around the island of Ireland. This year’s route will see the convoy take to the spectacular coastal roads of Ireland. Considering that the average age of the vehicles is 30 years old mayhem and breakdowns are all part of the fun when on the Eireball Run!

The iconic VW Bus is the vehicle of choice of most partcipants but Beetles and Karmann Ghias also take part. The quirky classics from the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and further afield, crammed with children, dogs and surfboards, dedicate a week of their summer to the Eireball charities.

To date €70,000 euro has been raised by the Eireball Run and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Eireball charities.  €8,295.20 was raised in 2013, and this was split 50:50 between The Irish Cancer Society and ISPCC Childline.

Eileen Welch sent us in these fantastic shots from Fort Dunree.

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