Ireland's best service stations have been ranked

By Fiona Frawley

January 10, 2022 at 3:30pm

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Prepare to defend your own personal favourite to the bitter end in the comments.

Is there a person in Ireland that doesn't hold a special affinity to a certain service station? It could be one you always pass on your Friday evening journey down home for the weekend, or one you just stopped at once on a trip to Galway five years ago but have never stopped thinking about. You came for the reasonably priced fuel, you stayed for the Supermacs ice cream-filled muffin with the 250ml of whole milk on the side. It's a story we all relate to.

Have you always wondered where your beloved stop off point ranks in relation to the rest of the country's service stations of choice? Here's a list of the top ten, revealed as part of a study conducted by Chill Insurance.

Image via Chill Insurance 

After you've recovered from the shock at how low Barack Obama Plaza ranked (they missed a trick not having a "service stations with a museum dedicated to a former US president" category, tbh), you can have a closer look to see if your fave landed a spot in the top 10. Coming in at number 10 is Galway Plaza in, you guessed it, Galway. At number 9 we have Birdhill Services in Tipperary, followed by Barack Obama Plaza at number 8. Kinnegad Plaza, Portlaoise Plaza, Gorey Services and Castlebellingham take up spots 7-4.

And now for the medal winners (at least, I hope they got medals):

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3rd: Athlone Services, Westmeath

2nd: Junction 14 Mayfield, Kildare

1st: Lusk Service Station, Dublin

Image via Chill Insurance

When discussing the top three ranked stations, Chill mention shower facilities, ample food options, electric car charging points and motorway information. Sure where else would you actually be going? You can read more about each of the top 10 service stations HERE.

Do you agree with the rankings? Are you, like myself, agog and aghast that Cashel service station didn't make the cut? A study that will divide a nation, no doubt.

Header image via Chill Insurance 

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