30 jobs created in Charlestown

Thirty new jobs will on stream in Co Mayo today with the official opening of Charlestown Service Station. The extensive service station on the N17, off the N5, comprises a vast variety of food offerings including Supermac’s, Papa John’s Pizza, SuperSubs, a Mac’s Place delicatessen, a Bewley’s Coffee dock as well as a Topaz Fuel Station and a Spar Convenience Shop.

The Minister of State for Regional and Economic Development, Michael Ring will perform the official opening at an event at the new service station at 2pm today.

Owners Pat and Una McDonagh will be joined for the official opening celebrations by Fair City’s Ryan Andrews, who plays Sean Cassidy on the hit RTÉ soap, as well as stars from the Mayo football team, members of the local community, local politicians and other dignitaries. Entertainment will be provided by face painters, stilt walkers, cartoon characters, prize giveaways and Midwest Radio will broadcast live from the Charlestown Service Station between 2 and 5 pm.

Speaking today Minister Ring said,’ I would like to commend Pat and Úna on their continued focus in bringing jobs to local communities throughout the country. Supermac’s is a brand recognised throughout Ireland for their quality product offered and very focused community involvement. I am delighted that this venture results in another 30 jobs for Co. Mayo.”
Supermac’s Managing Director Pat McDonagh said, “We are delighted Minister Ring gave us the honour of officially opening The Charlestown Service Station and announcing the creation of these jobs. We are heartened the Minister recognises the benefits of The Charlestown Service Station in providing essential services for the local community and motorists on the N5 and N17. As with all our stores and service stations throughout the country, we strive to be strong members of the local community and we welcome the local schools, businesses and sports clubs in particular to attend. Una and I have been overwhelmed by the level of support members of the local community have given us to date at the Charlestown Service Station. It means a great deal to us to see the relationship developing in the local area.”

The site has ample parking for busses, trucks and cars with a convenient 24-hour fuel pump.

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