(Ionad Seirbhíse Baile Átha Luain)
After more delays, another official service area has finally opened, this time serving the road to Galway.
Catering: McDonald's, Petite Camile, Coffee Shop, Krispy Kreme, Simply Great Coffee, Froster Machine Shops: Circle K Amenities: Children's Play Area, Failte Ireland Tourist Information Display, Showers Outdoor Space: Small grass areas around site; Children's Play Area, Picnic Area Charging Points: ESB ecars 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2; IONITY 350kW CCS Forecourt: Circle K
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Eircode: N37 N2T0
Trivia and History
As part of Ireland's new-found desire for new motorway service areas in 2007, a site was planned at Athlone. A new junction was built to accommodate it in 2015 but the exit was left fenced off.
Topaz won the contract to operate it as their offer scored 7% better than SuperStop's (Applegreen). SuperStop argued that this fell down to a difference in how the footpaths should be surfaced which hadn't been accounted for, and their objection prevented work from progressing any further
The amenity building has three entrances, serving the forecourt, car park and picnic area; it is effectively a carbon copy of Gorey. After clearing all the legal hurdles, it was set to open in June 2019, but this was pushed to September. It officially opened on 13 September 2019, with a ceremony attended by sportswoman Gráinne Walsh.
Circle K's Cantina was one of the first to be changed to Petite Camile. Petite Camile is a partnership between Camile Thai and Circle K, which they intend to roll out to more sites.
|Enfield (M4 east, 69 km)
|Services on the M6 (Ireland)
|Galway Plaza (61 km)
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