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 a very welcome service area on the Western corridor for HGV and Coach drivers. Circle K are the only motorway service provider who provide full 24 hour service rest areas. 
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, Co. Kildare, and on the M11 at Gorey, Co. Wexford, with a further new site set to be opened on the M9 at Kilcullen, Co. Kildare next month.
Circle K M6 Athlone offers a wide range of services including , dedicated pumps for AdBlue and Gasoil. 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,.
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 today, 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.’’
For more information on Circle K M6 Athlone, visit www.circlek.ie.
About Circle K Ireland
Circle K Ireland, part of the global fuel and convenience store brand Circle K, is the leading fuel and convenience retailer in Ireland. With 2,220 employees, its retail network is made up of 410 service stations across the island of Ireland. Of these stations, 160 are owned by Circle K and 250 are owned by independent retail partners.  The company also operates a large commercial fuels business, with over 20 depots and two owned terminals across the country.
About Circle K
Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States. It is owned and operated by the Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard. Circle K employs over 130,000 employees globally and has 16,000 stores in over 20 countries worldwide.