Carrick Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is now available throughout Carrick on Shannon Town Centre –  Main St – Bridge St – River Area – Boardwalk -Marina – the Quay – Town Park beside Carrick Rowing Club. 


Magnet Networks along with Leitrim County Council and Carrick Chamber of Commerce hosted the  launch of the service on Wednesday 20th June  in The Bush Hotel. This is a brilliant facility for the town.


The service is powered by Magnet Networks and various businesses provided access points.  To access all you have to do is click settings on your phone, then go to connections and Wi-Fi to login to CarrickFreeWiFi.  A once off registration is required and can be done with either Facebook or Twitter or you can register with an email.

Free Wi-Fi for Carrick
Free Wi-Fi for Carrick

At the launch from left to right:  Colm McGrath – President of Carrick Chamber, Mark Kellett – CEO Magnet Networks, Finola Armstrong McGuire – Chairperson Leitrim County Council, Lar Power – Chief Executive Leitrim County Council.

Photo courtesy of Gerry Faughnan Photography.

The Malaysian Ambassador to Ireland visits Carrick on Shannon

The Chamber was very pleased to welcome Her Excellency Anizan Siti Hajjar Adnin the Malaysian Ambassador to Ireland and her husband Mr Abdul Rahim bin Othman to Carrick on Shannon at a business lunch in The Landmark last Wednesday, hosted by Carrick on Shannon Chamber.  Also in  attendance were Lar Power (Chief Executive, Leitrim Co Council), Joseph Gilhooly (Director of Economic Development, Environment Planning and Transportation LCC), Finola Armstrong McGuire (Cathaoirleach Leitrim Co Council), Noel McPartland (The Hub Drumshanbo), Joe Lowe (Leitrim Local Enterprise Office),  Colm McGrath (President , Carrick Chamber), Chef Shamzuri Hanifa (The Cottage), Alan Burke (Manager of Allied Irish Bank Carrick), Ciaran Kelly (The Landmark) and Gerry Faughnan (Vice President, Carrick Chamber).   

Photo courtesy of Gerry Faughnan Photography.


Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund for Start-Ups

Enterprise Ireland have revealed their first start-up fund for this year, with the maximum support available worth €50,000 for a 10% ordinary equity stake for each applicant start-up company deemed eligible. The total fund is worth €750,000.

The fund is open to early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services, including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products.

The call opens for applications on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 – all completed applications to the fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System and a video pitch must also be submitted additionally, on the platform.

The completed application form must be submitted by 3pm on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

The Video Pitch must be submitted by 11.59pm on Tuesday 6 February 2018.

To access the online application platforms and for more information on the fund, visit the webpage on the Enterprise Ireland website by clicking here.

New President for Carrick Chamber

Gerry Faughnan outgoing Carrick Chamber President passes on the chains of office to the new president Colm McGrath at the 1st ordinary meeting of the Chamber on the 10th Feb in the Bush Hotel.   Gerry Faughnan has been president of the Chamber for the past 7 years and has worked tirelessly promoting Carrick on Shannon as a place to do business, as a tourist destination and as a place to live. Colm McGrath is an active member of the Chamber and is looking forward to continuing the good work.

Chamber President Colm McGrath receiving the chains of office from outgoing President Gerry Faughnan. Photo courtesy of Keith Nolan Photography
Chamber President Colm McGrath receiving the chains of office from outgoing President Gerry Faughnan. Photo courtesy of Keith Nolan Photography

Purple Flag officially Raised in Carrick on Shannon

The Purple Flag was officially raised in Carrick on Shannon at a recent ceremony at the Quays by the McGloin family and Leitrim County Council  Cathaoirleach John McCartin.  Purple Flag status  is the ‘gold standard’ for night time destinations.  A working group of stakeholders, led jointly by  Leitrim Co Council and Carrick on Shannon Chamber , comprising of representatives from the Garda Siochana, accommodation providers, pubs, restaurants, residents, tourism and leisure providers, Carrick Ambassadors,Tidy Towns and the Arts worked tirelessly to gain this internationally recognised accreditation for the town. Carrick on Shannon now joins the group of 17 Irish towns with  Purple Flag status who have demonstrated they are vibrant, welcoming and safe towns with a good mix of venues.

Photo Courtesy of Keith Nolan Photography – Chamber PRO