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Dublin Road services


N1 and A1 over the Irish border
(also accessible to traffic on the B113 and the R132)

Signposted from the road.

Post Code:

BT35 8RL


Series of sites arranged around a junction.

This isn't a single service area as we would recognise it, but a series of facilities located on the original Dublin to Belfast road as it crosses the border at Killeen. Traffic is able to leave the new A1 north of the border, take the old road past the services, and then re-join the road to the south (or vice-versa).


Catering: Break For The Border Main Amenities: Bureau de Change Shops: Fireworks Factory NI, Today's Local, Wholesale Home Fuels, JR's Off Licence Motel: Carrickdale Hotel & Spa Forecourt: BP, Barney's Service Station, Donnelly's Fuels, Morgan Fuels, McKevitts Service Station, Texaco, McKevitt's Service Station, Morgan Fuels, Car Wash

Contact Details[edit]

Dublin Road
Co. Down / Co. Louth
BT35 8RL
Eircode: A91 A368

Trivia and History[edit]

Morgan fuels.
One of the many petrol stations.

The facilities available are anything to take advantage of the different currencies and regulations, but this includes a number of forecourts which warrant the exit being signed with "Dublin Road services".

These facilities saw a drop in trade after the cross-border dual carriageway opened in 2006, and consequently many of them look run down.

Curiously, due to the position of the border, when travelling northbound traffic briefly spends a few hundred yards in Northern Ireland before re-entering the Republic and then entering Northern Ireland again. For many years this area was politically contentious, and there are still questions about how it will work post-Brexit.


Castlebellingham (25 km) Services on the N1 and A1 Barbican (northbound, 22 miles)
Templepatrick (M1 north, 37 miles)