Fast and Furious supercar road trip rolls into Mayo

BELMULLET is set to witness an extraordinary spectacle today (Friday, June 14) as the largest Bumblebee 1000 Fast and Furious supercar road trip event ever comes to town.

Over 100 luxury and performance cars will spin their way down Main Street, Belmullet, at 5.30 p.m., providing a thrilling experience for car enthusiasts and supporters alike.

The convoy includes a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, a Ford GT and a Bentley Continental GT W12.

It is part of a fundraising initiative for Little Blue Heroes, a not-for-profit registered charity that supports families with seriously ill children. By making these children honorary members of An Garda Síochána, the charity aims to bring moments of joy and strength to their lives.

The annual fundraising road trip across Ireland spans three days, from June 14 to 16, and day two includes a pit stop in Ballindine.

The event will cover multiple towns in three provinces, allowing the convoy to meet and celebrate the Little Blue Heroes ‘Honorary Gardaí’ children at each designated stop.

Belmullet marks the first overnight stop of the event. Residents are encouraged to come out and show their support as the convoy arrives in town, transforming Main Street into a haven for car lovers.

For those unable to attend the Friday evening event, the cars will set off from the Broadhaven Bay Hotel at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15.

Mairead Melody Carr, Mayo North Tourism manager, shared her excitement: “It is fantastic that the Bumblebee 1000 convoy are making their way to Belmullet. This event not only brings great excitement for local and visitors alike, but but also supports a wonderful cause in Little Blue Heroes. We encourage everyone to come out and experience this spectacular showcase.”

Kevin Kennedy Motors, based in Belmullet, echoed this sentiment. “We are proud to play our part in helping to organise and fundraise for this incredible event,” said Ciaran Kennedy. “The Bumblebee 1000 convoy is a testament to the power of community and charity, and we are thrilled to help raise funds for Little Blue Heroes. It is such a deserving charity, and I would encourage everyone to support the cause if they can.”

Bumblebee 1000 sets out from Barberstown Castle this morning, arriving in Belmullet this evening. The route includes Ballina, Killala, Ballycastle and Glenamoy.

Saturday's start line in Belmullet is at the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, hitting the road at 9 a.m. The convoy is due to pit stop at Spar, Ballindine, at 11 a.m. before moving on to Limerick City. The finish line on day three is at the Kinnegad Plaza.

Supported by the dedicated efforts of An Garda Síochána, the event promises to be a memorable experience for both participants and spectators. The community’s support is invaluable in helping Little Blue Heroes continue their mission of bringing joy and support to children facing serious illness.

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* Article courtesy of Mayo North Tourism