Originally Posted by x in the city
3 tolls, Km's of Motorway, lots of rest places (as in tarmac)
but zero filling stations, coffee shops, toilets, eateries...
is Ireland so prehistoric like this.. its 2011.
There would be $$$$$ to be made from anyone to open at least 2 huge outlets on that route
There's only 2 tolls if your going city centre to city centre, and there's about 250 petrol stations on the naas road, there's plenty of exits on the motorway with petrol stations (Johnstown, Littleton etc) close by, there's fcuk all traffic until you get to the Jack Lynch tunnel, I dont see what the problem is. I usually go off at Twomileborris, go to the petrol station, then go back on at the next junction, only about 10km down the road. Good to have a break from the motorway driving anyway
Johnstown in particular is good, the apple green there you get some food. At least by not having the UK style service stations it allows the smaller stations to stay in business
And its not like you have to use the toll roads. If things are that tight you can always go through Abbeyleix and Fermoy. If you want to avoid the M50 toll, well Dublin City is still open to traffic, turn off at Finglas or Blanch and head to the Naas road via Drimnagh
The Cork Dublin drive time has reduced dramatically in the last 6 or 7 years, I think its well work the €3.80