Ireland's First Motorway Service Station

Ireland's first motorway service station opened last month in Lusk, North County Dublin.
The SuperStop Consortium (made up of Applegreen, Pierse Contracting and TOP), won the PPP Contract from the National Roads Authority to provide these state of the art Motorway Service Areas and already have 6 sites up and running.
50 times the size of an average petrol station the new facilities ensure safe, relaxed travel for road users traveling on Ireland's motorways and should contribute to better and safer motoring.
We couldn't wait to visit and see first hand what services were on offer.

On-Site Facilities

The Lusk Motorway Service Area was the first of two sites in the area, one on either side of the M1 Motorway. The sites provide facilities on a par with those seen in continental Europe, with specific services for both hauliers and private motorists.
These facilities include parking for 246 vehicles including designated spaces for 184 cars, 13 motorbikes, 10 coaches and 39 HGVs.
They are also more 'family friendly' than anything else seen to date, with everything from bottle heating facilities & changing rooms to indoor and outdoor playgrounds. These facilities include;

  • Public Toilets – 10 female toilets, 10 male toilets, 2 female/ 2 male showers, 2 baby changing rooms, 2 disabled toilets
  • Playgrounds - indoor and outdoor
  • Food – Burger King, Costa Coffee and an aCafé. There is indoor seating for 250 diners with an additional 30 outdoor seats to enjoy during the better weather.

If you've had a chance to visit any of the 'SuperStops' why not tell us what you though? We'd love to hear from you.

Bob Flavin - October 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm
Great to see we are finally getting proper service stations, might see the back of the cold coffee and yesterdays Danish. Great work on the video, might be time to turn pro!
Shane Teskey - October 26, 2010 at 11:21 am
Thanks Bob. I stopped there with the family last week for lunch. The indoor play area was a great hit!
Shane Teskey - October 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm
Hi Paulius. If you email the reg of the vehicle to I will ask one of the guys to look into it for you.
bherbert - December 11, 2010 at 3:40 am
Sir. pulled in for petrol and thought I would get some food stopped at 2oc on a friday/ night petrol cost 1.41 and no Burger king opened what is the point of your add of petrol and food unless I wanted to go into your shop and get a packet of crisps<<<<<<I dont think so Just keep driving by I'm sure you would grt better as you go further North ,,,,keep on truckin,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,cause I will,,,, why do you keep saying enter a valid e-mail adresswhen this is a valid one
Catriona - February 01, 2011 at 10:14 pm
They're a great service I'm sure, sadly I've never had the chance to step inside since you still have to queue at the window during the night. Shouldn't places like this be proper 24 hour service areas?