Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer Circle K has commenced business at its newest motorway services facility in its nationwide network. Located just off the M6 motorway between Junctions 7 & 8 near Athlone, County Westmeath; Circle K M6 Athlone has created over 30 new jobs in the region.
The opening of Circle K M6 Athlone marks a significant addition to the Circle K network of service stations, strategically located on the M6 Dublin/Galway Road, it is expected that the new state-of-the-art site will cater for up to 20,000 motorists daily.
The opening of Circle K M6 Athlone is part of an overall investment of €35 million, announced by Circle K last year, into the development of four new sites. In the past year, Circle K has unveiled new sites on the N7 at Kill North (Kildare), and on the M11 at Gorey (Wexford), with a further new site set to be opened on the M9 at Kilcullen (Kildare) next month.
Circle K M6 Athlone offers a wide range of superb products and services including Circle K’s miles and milesPLUS advanced premium fuels, dedicated pumps for AdBlue and Gasoil customers and fast-charge points for electric vehicles. Also available are Circle K’s high-quality fresh deli food range which includes gourmet sandwiches, pizza and carvery dinners, a fully serviced barista serving Circle K’s own Simply Great Coffee, a wide selection of pastries, as well as its signature flavour range of Froster frozen soft drinks, and soft serve ice-cream.
The Athlone site, which will be open 24 hours daily, also features a seated café area, a WC changing and showering facilities, Wi-Fi, a Fáilte Ireland tourist information point, and extensive parking for customers including truck and coach spaces. A McDonalds restaurant will also be on site.
Speaking about the opening of Circle K M6 Athlone, Gordon Lawlor, Managing Director of Circle K Ireland commented: “We are delighted to be opening our newest service station at Circle K M6 Athlone, and look forward to catering to the needs of the thousands of motorists that use the M6 daily. At Circle K, we always strive to make our customers lives a little easier, by delivering the very best customer service. This new site epitomises this as it will deliver a range of essential and high-quality services 24/7 and is strategically located at Athlone, the halfway point between East and West on the M6.
With this newest addition to the Circle K network, we are also delighted to deliver employment to the local area which further reinforces our ongoing commitment to investment in local communities as well as job creation nationwide, with almost half of our total workforce being based outside of Dublin.
2019 has been a momentous year for us. In February, we opened the largest site in the Circle K network in Gorey, Co. Wexford and will soon open another state-of-the-art motorway services area on the M9 at Kilcullen in Co. Kildare, both of which are significant additions to Ireland’s transport network.’’