A rarity for European services: this is an independently-owned development. It is a small complex and quite cramped.
Catering: Supermac's, Insomnia coffee, Spar Express Shops: Spar Express Main Amenities: Tourist Information, Showers, Picnic Area, Children's Soft Play Area, Electric Vehicle Charging Point (ESB Ecars) Motel: none Forecourt: Texaco, Air1 AdBlue
Parking is free of charge and available for up to two hours only.
Junction 14 Mayfield
Eircode: W34 E789
- Telephone number: 045 532 480
- Grid reference: N 66073 10930
Trivia and History
Inside the services.
The small amenity building serves all users, including forecourt customers, making it very busy. To counter this, there is a separate toilet block accessed from the car park, a handy feature which was designed-out of British motorway services 30 years ago. The unusual layout makes visiting easier for forecourt users than those in the car park.
The services opened on 17 June 2011, following a €7m investment. It was developed privately by two local businessmen, Liam and Donal Fitzpatrick, following delays to the National Road Authority's plans for their own service stations. Their first proposal was put forward in 2006, following a study of European motorway services, as Ireland didn't have any at the time. This would have had only one food counter, no overflow car park and toilets only on the west side of the building.
Although the brand name Junction14 is used all around the site, the service area is owned by the Fitzpatrick family's Lidon Group.
The services were a stop on Coca-Cola's 2015 Christmas Truck Tour.
In 2017, there was a plan to significantly extend the existing amenity building, adding a first story area for staff. There would be three food offers and an additional counter. This was granted planning permission.
In 2018, Conor Furey and Associates applied for planning permission to build a larger service station immediately next to Mayfield (in the south-west corner of the junction). Planning permission was refused owing to concerns about its impact on the town and on traffic at the junction, but an appeal will be heard in October 2019. It would have had three restaurants including one with a drive thru window.
|no services||Services on the M7 (Ireland)||
Moneygall (87 km)|
Manor Stone (M8, 52 km)
Our comments section was refreshed in May 2019. Until new comments arrive, you may want to check the archive.
Views expressed in these comments are those of the individual contributor. They are moderated by Facebook.
We ask the companies named to check here regularly but can't guarentee they will do so.