Donegal County Council launches free Wi-Fi in 25 public buildings

Wi Fi launch

Donegal County Council has launched a new Public Wi-Fi network in 25 public buildings around the county.

The network is now live in all Public Services Centres, libraries and other public buildings.

The networks are not open, people can log on to WiFi in the Libraries by using their Library card credentials.

Access to the WiFi in the other buildings is via an access code received through your mobile phone.

Picture - L-R Brian Boyle, Garry Martin, Chief Executive Seamus Neely, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan, Eileen Burgess & Sean Dunnion.

wi fi map

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Excerpt from council media release -

The Donegal County Council Public Wi-Fi network is now available in all the public areas of the 25 public buildings listed below:

 

  • Lifford HQ; Letterkenny PSC; Donegal PSC; Milford PSC; An Clochán Liath ISP; Carndonagh PSC and Local Enterprise Office Letterkenny.
  • Central Library, Letterkenny; Buncrana; Milford; Carndonagh; Moville; Raphoe; Lifford; An Clochán Liath; Gaoth Dobhair; Donegal Town; Ballyshannon; Bundoran and Ballybofey Libraries.
  • Regional Training Centre Stranorlar; Waterworld Bundoran; Council office Buncrana; County Museum & Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny.

 

This network will allow visitors to the above locations to connect to Wi-Fi services during opening hours. This will facilitate access to online e-services, general browsing and a better user experience at the public buildings.

The public can log on to WiFi in the Libraries by using their Library card credentials.   Access to the WiFi in the other buildings is via an access code which is valid for 1 month.  To generate the access code you must supply your mobile number and the code will be sent to your phone via a SMS message.

Brian Boyle, Head of Information Systems stated that “this is being rolled out as part of the Donegal Digital Action Plan which has been developed as an inter-agency plan to promote the use of digital technologies in Donegal.   By providing free public Wi-Fi services we will be enabling the public to access online services and information that will allow for a better user experience at our buildings.”