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Lusk services

(Ionad Seirbhíse Lusca)


M1 between exit 4 and exit 5

Signposted from the road.


K45 KD89 (northbound)
K45 P951 (southbound)

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Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them

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The first service area north of Dublin is an online one, managed by the SuperStop Consortium.


Catering: Burger King, Braeburn Coffee, Lavazza, The Bakewell, Chopstix Noodle Bar (northbound only) Shops: Applegreen Shop Amenities: Children's Play Area, Showers, Tourist Information Display Outdoor Space: on both sides: Children's Play Area, Picnic Area
plus northbound only: Grass area around building
and southbound only: Wild meadow behind lorry park and behind petrol station
Charging Points: on both sides: Applegreen Electric 180kW CCS, 100kW CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2
and southbound only: ESB ecars 50kW CCS, 50kW CHAdeMO & 43kW Type 2
Forecourt: Applegreen, Car Wash, TOP Oil

All facilities except the fuel payment, a toilet and a shower close at 23:00.

Parking Prices

Parking is free for all vehicles, up to a maximum of 4 hours for cars and 12 hours for other vehicles.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Round Towers Service Station
Co. Dublin
Eircode: K45 KD89 // K45 P951

Trivia and History

Lusk Costa seating area.jpg
Inside the amenity building.

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Services opened 2010

Lusk was known as 'Round Towers services'. During planning, it was called 'M1 South services', referring to its northern partner.

The service area opened on 8 September 2010, under a 25-year contract. It was part of 'tranche 1', the first three service area contracts to be awarded in Ireland. It replaced an Applegreen forecourt at Balbriggan as the largest service area on the route. Although not a signposted service station, Applegreen built Balbriggan to get an early foot-in on the route. The Balbriggan project was first proposed by an enterprising land owner in 1991.

Bids to operate the service areas were received by Applegreen, Esso, Top and Welcome Break. Welcome Break's consortium "Service Area Solutions", was shortlisted, but Welcome Break described the traffic levels as "unrealistic". Ironically, Applegreen won the contract (as SuperStop) and are now Welcome Break's parent company.

In terms of road layout, Lusk is designed like many 1990s British service areas, such as Tibshelf. It could effectively be its own dumbbell interchange. Externally, the design is like newer services, with relatively low land prices affording a very spacious design. Although the two buildings are the same, the car park arrangement is different.

The building is a standard Applegreen layout, but with an additional toilet block accessible from outside, for use when the main building is closed.

The service area opened with units branded Burger King, aCafé and Costa. aCafé became The Bakewell and Freshii in 2017, with space also made for Chopstix Noodle Bar on the northbound side.

In 2017, the service station sold fuel for 88.5 cent a litre as part of a promotion celebrating that it had recently sold a winning €88.5m lottery ticket. The discount was stopped by the National Roads Authority as the queues were disrupting the motorway.

The service area was designated an official Brexit stacking point in December 2020. The Costa lounge became Lavazza in 2022. Freshii closed soon after.

The exit from the service area to the M1 northbound has had problems with flooding during heavy rain since it was built. During one flood event in March 2024, several cars were submerged. TII have said the flooding is Applegreen's problem to resolve.


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