Laptop hotspot in all Wexford’s libraries

By Dan Walsh

Wexford County Council has launched the eduroam Wi-Fi in all five libraries – Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross, Gorey and Bunclody – in County Wexford as part of the eduroam everywhere   initiative.

A new word – eduroam stands for education roaming. It provides secure and easy-to-use Wi-Fi access in thousands of locations across more than 100 countries. 

Students whose college/university participates in eduroam can simply open their laptop or mobile device within an eduroam hotspot to have immediate internet connectivity.

Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr. Barbara-Anne Murphy said; “eduroam is another important addition to the IT services provided by Wexford Library Service. We encourage third level students to visit their local public library in County Wexford where they will be able to access eduroam and link seamlessly into their college networks while in their own home county.”

Ronan Byrne, HEAnet’s CEO, said; “We are delighted to welcome Wexford Libraries as an eduroam participant. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this happen, together we are working towards improving the learning experience of students in County Wexford and reducing the digital divide.

eduroam in Ireland is pioneered by HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network. HEAnet has helped enable over 200 eduroam hotspots in universities, institutes of technology, libraries, healthcare settings, town centres, retail outlets, sporting venues and many others. 

At the eduroam launch are: Patricia Keenan, Senior Executive Librarian; Eileen Morrissey, County Librarian; Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy, Cathaoirleach Wexford County Council and Jarlath Glynn, Executive Librarian.

Any interested organisations can get in touch by emailing eduroameverywhere@heanet.ie.“


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