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Barack Obama Plaza
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Road:M7 at exit 23
(also accessible to traffic on the R445)

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Barack Obama Plaza
Drumbaun
Moneygall
Co. Offaly
E53 F342
Telephone number:0505 45810
Signposted from the road?Yes (as tourist attraction)
Opened:2014
Grid reference:S037815
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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Known mainly by its second name, Barack Obama Plaza, this is another new development on Ireland's new motorway network and is one of the largest in the country. It consists of several Supermac's brands under the same roof.

Facilities

Catering: Papa John's Pizza, Supermac's drive thru, SuperSubs, Tim Horton's Cafe & Bake Shop, Mac's Place Shops: Spar Main Amenities: Local Information, Local History Exhibition, Meeting Room, Rock of Loyer walking route Motel: none Forecourt: Topaz

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Trivia and Design

It opened on 30 May 2014. It was developed privately following delays to the National Road Authority's plans for public developments.

The services have an unusual design feature in that the car park isn't right next to the main entrance. It is a short walk down the road, almost as if the car park was forgotten about and added at the last moment. Only half of the 12-acre site is used by the restaurant, the rest has been reserved for possible future development.

The reason for the services' unusual name (by European standards) is that Barack Obama is descended from a family who once lived nearby. An exhibition explaining this and the history of Irish-US relations is presented on the second floor, tucked away from the hustle of the fast food outlets below.

Trying to be a service area which puts something back, the services also provide information on flights and nearby attractions.

Another unusual and remarkable feature is the 1980s chart music played across the forecourt area. A car valeting service is available here.

On 20 December 2016, the Coca-Cola's Christmas Truck Tour will be spending an evening at the services.

Following its success, Supermac's have planned further services at Galway and Dromoland.

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