NATIONAL and local interest in Moneygall increased this week with the announcement on Monday of the development of a €7 million, new ‘travel plaza’ in Moneygall that will create more than 50 jobs, together with further 70 – 80 jobs in the development and building stages of the project.
The 12 acre site will be a major purpose-built motorway services facility along the M7 route between Dublin and Limerick. The plans are to open a Supermac’s, Papa John’s Pizza and other food offerings included in a food court, as well as a convenience shop, fuel pumps and other facilities.
Scheduled to open for business early next year, it is hoped that the plaza will become a key stop-over point for motorists travelling through the midlands and will contribute to the local economy by bringing tourists and visitors to the area.
Pat McDonagh, Managing Director of Supermac’s says, “We’re thrilled to be creating a high employment development in the area. We hope to provide much needed employment and an economic boost by attracting visitors to Moneygall, which is already on the map as the birthplace of President Obama’s ancestors.”
Supermac’s, the Galway-based franchise, currently has 103 outlets across the Republic and Northern Ireland and has plans to open a number of additional restaurants during the coming year. This will generate employment on a national level adding to its existing 2,500 plus employees.