Monaghan County Council are delighted to announce that they are funding the delivery of free public wifi in Monaghan and Carrickmacross town centres. This initiative is intended to help increase time spent in the town centre and it offers free internet access to all visitors to the town centre.
It will give visitors the opportunity to log on to free wifi whilst in town and find further information on shops and services available locally. You will be able to log on via your smartphone, tablet or laptop. The initiative is the first of its scale in the county and illustrates the commitment of Monaghan County Council to providing a business and visitor friendly atmosphere in each of the town centres.
Users can logon using their details for Facebook, Twitter, or by supplying some brief authentication information. They will then have access for up to 90 minutes per day. All wifi content is secure and content filtering is in place to prevent access to potentially harmful websites.
Further roll out expected in 2017
The Wifi Project has been delivered through the IT section of Monaghan County Council with the assistance of funding received under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme together with matching funding from the municipal districts of Monaghan and of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney. The Monaghan and Carrickmacross free wifi is the first phase of the project which will deliver Free Public Wifi in all major towns within the county. Plans are already in place to implement this in Clones, Ballybay and Castleblayney early in 2017.