FREE WiFi in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim from Magnet Networks

I attended the launch of the new Magnet Networks provided FREE WiFi service in Carrick-on-Shannon town centre this morning, June 20th. The CEO Mark Kellett and other Magnet representatives were on hand to introduce and explain the new service and it’s benefits and to outline other services that Magnet can provide. Carrick-on-Shannon is the first town in the country to roll out free, no limits public WiFi.

Here’s how it works.

Areas covered:

  • Main Street,
  • Bridge Street,
  • Marina/Boardwalk area,
  • Town Park (Behind Victoria Hall/Beside the Rowing Club).

Access & Speeds:

  • One time free sign up with either Email or Facebook details,
  • Around 6MB up and down,
  • No time limits,
  • No bandwidth limits,
  • Content filtered (Family safe).


  • Local businesses can benefit from Advertising opportunities and usage analytics,
  • The public including town visitors can benefit from fast, free internet,
  • Children and teenagers can remain in touch with parents.


Access Points were kindly supported by the following local businesses:

  • Spice India
  • Leitrim County Council
  • The Bush Hotel
  • Buffalo Boy
  • Carrick-on-Shannon Chamber of Commerce
  • McMahon Opticians
  • Brady Insurance

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For more information on Magnet’s services, visit their website –

Christmas Song Lyrics & Chords

Been meaning to get a collection of these together in case there’s any music sessions going on around the place over Christmas.

Here’s a list of 18 popular Christmas songs and Carols that we’ve all come to hate with full lyrics and chords for you to play and annoy with:

Download Xmas Chords (Zip file with PDFs)

  1. Auld Lang Syne
  2. Away In A Manger
  3. Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting..)
  4. Deck The Halls
  5. Do They Know It’s Christmas
  6. Feliz Navidad
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  8. Jingle Bells
  9. Let It Snow
  10. Little Drummer Boy
  11. O Come All Ye Faithful
  12. O Holy Night
  13. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  14. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  15. Silent Night
  16. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  17. White Christmas
  18. Winter Wonderland.