We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

As well as new jobs, Moneygall is expecting a visit from Barack Obama. Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Supermacs to create more than 50 new jobs in Moneygall

The famous Offaly town is to have a new travel plaza built along the M7 route from Dublin to Limerick.

THE IRISH FAST food chain Supermac’s has said it will create more than 50 new jobs in a new major development  in Moneygall in Co Offaly.

The town made famous by being the birthplace of US president Barack Obama’s ancestors, will see the development of a new €7 million travel plaza that will include motorway services along the M7 route from Dublin to Limerick.

The plans include the opening of Supermac’s and Papa John’s Pizza restaurants, as well other food outlets, a convenience shop and fuel pumps with the creation of more than 50 jobs.

Supermac’s also say that a further 70-80 jobs will be created by the development and building stages of the project on the 12 acre site.

The new development is expected to open early next year.

President Obama is expected to visit Moneygall when he arrives in Ireland next month.