Charity Drive

around Ireland

2024 Dates

20th – 28th July

tour around ireland in
your vw camper
Raise money for
OUR charities
Wonderful stopovers
Fields, Gardens, pubs & Campsites
No 2 years are ever the same.
every new friend is an adventure….

….. the start of more memories

Paul Lindsay

The Best way to experience Ireland.

What is the Eireball

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 participants 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. With the ever present talk of recession what better way to spend your holiday than traveling around Ireland with your camper van or tent? Petrol and food are the only expenses as most of the camping spots belong to members of type2ireland – a diverse group including business owners, professionals, trades people, musicians and comedians to mention just a few – or to generous members of the public who donate their campsites for the event.

To date over €100,000 euro has been raised by the Eireball Run and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Eireball charities.  Every year, members of Type 2 Ireland choose 2 new charities to donate to.

If you are interested in getting involved or covering the event please do not hesitate to contact us:

What Eireballers say
“I’ve done every Eireball since 2011. After the first few days, it felt like I’d known everyone for thirty years! They’re the most welcoming crew I’ve ever met. Every year is different – different journey, different people, different vans – but always that unique Eireball vibe of fun & friendship”
Jim (Durham UK)

Years Participated, 2011-2017

Eireball for us is about friends we meet who become our extended VW family. Our first run was in 2012 and it’s become an annual family favourite

The 6 O'Briens (Laois)

Years Participated, 2012-2017

“Eireball is great fun, we catch up with old friends, and enjoy making new friends every year.  ”
Abbie & Jake

Years Participated, 2007-2017

“My first Eireball was 2007, I’ve done Eireball since. Myself and my kids, Abbie & Jake travel each year in our 1974 Bay, Freebird ii. To us, Eireball is fun, friendship and fundraising for those less fortunate, and of course the odd breakdown.  The kids have grown up on Eireball, with Jake taking his first steps on the run in 2007.”

Louisa (Cork)

Years Participated, 2007-2017

“Eireball is like a nomadic summer camp for children and adults. Friendships are made, memories that will last a lifetime and the craic is always mighty!”
Jacinta (Wicklow)

Years Participated, 2006-2017

Got a Volkswagen?

Say Hello!

Eireball is VW charity drive. We welcome all VW Campers on our trip round Ireland.

Get EireballNews

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Eireball

You have Successfully Subscribed!