Ireland’s newest motorway service area opens this Friday, June 17 on the M7 Motorway which links Dublin to Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Clare as well as a vast region of Ireland’s Midlands.
The new motorway service area, called the Junction 14 Mayfield, is located on the M7 Motorway at Junction 14, which is better known as the Monasterevin junction on the country’s busiest motorway.
Junction 14 Mayfield is a brand new independently-owned Motorway Service Area that is the culmination of eight years of work and a €7 million investment by local businessmen Donal and Liam Fitzpatrick from Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.
This is the first privately promoted Motorway Service Area to be built and opened in Ireland. It is also the only motorway service area that can be accessed from both sides of the motorway, both north and southbound, as it is situated at a full junction.
Junction 14 Mayfield benefits from advance information signs on the M7 motorway in both directions. Junction 14 Mayfield, which opens this Friday, June 17, will provide the most up-to-date motorway service point facilities for the discerning Irish motorist and trucker.
The new Junction 14 Mayfield is a brand new motorway food area that will cater for every need from a short stop to a full meal. The franchises in place include Supermac’s open from 11am to 11pm, Insomnia and Spar Express. The Junction 14 Mayfield Food Service Counter opens from 6 am-9pm and will provide the option of a traditional high class deli or a carvery service, all giving motorway users a wide choice of quality food. And there’s free WiFi access in the service area.
Junction 14 Mayfield will provide 24 hour fuel and toilet facilities. The service point has 12 car and van fuel filling points for quick fuelling. The dedicated truck fuelling area can fuel four trucks at any one time with a high speed fuelling pump system. This is supported by dedicated AdBlue pumps on the forecourt for truckers.
Junction 14 Mayfield will provide an ESB eCars electric car charging facility for up to four cars at one time. This system has scope for expansion as this new clean mode of transport becomes more popular.
The new Junction 14 Mayfield provides for up to 120 car parking spaces, 25 dedicated truck parking spaces and five dedicated bus parking areas. Three is an extensive restaurant seating area as well as an outdoor seating and picnic area for families. The service area has been designed on a green field site for ease of access from the M7 Motorway and for safe parking.
Junction 14 Mayfield on the M7 Motorway will employ upwards of 50 people to provide a 24 hour service for users of the country’s busiest motorway.