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Carlow services

(Seirbhísí Ceatharlach)


M9 at exit 5
(also accessible to traffic on the N80)

Signposted from the road.


R93 N2X8

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Single site located at a junction

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Ireland's newest privately owned service area opened in April 2017, serving as Topaz's flagship site.


Catering: McDonald's Drive Thru, Hot Deli, Petite Camile, K-Freeze, Krispy Kreme, Simply Great Coffee Amenities: Repak Reverse Vending Machine, Showers Shops: Circle K Outdoor Space: Very small grass area by car park; Picnic Tables Charging Points: none Forecourt: Circle K, Car Wash

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Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Junction 5 M9
Eircode: R93 N2X8

Trivia and History

Carlow sales area.jpg
The main dining area.

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Opened by Topaz 2017
Re-branded Circle K 2018

In 2013, Topaz applied for planning permission for a new service area on the M9, and received it - despite objections from the National Roads Authority who were already planning services at Kilcullen.

In February 2017, it was finally confirmed Topaz were acting on the plans, working in partnership with McDonald's in an €8m investment.

The services opened on 28 April 2017 with a family fun day, joined by footballer Brendan Murphy. It was branded as Topaz's flagship site, offering Mexican street-food concept Cantina and the first use of Circle K's fuel brand, Miles. The Topaz was soon changed to Circle K, and Cantina later became Petite Camile.

The press have referred to the service area as Rathcrogue. As a parody of the popular Barack Obama Plaza, some people have nicknamed these services 'the Donald Trump Plaza'.


Kilcullen (37 km)Services on the M9 (Ireland)Paulstown (20 km)

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