Wifi woes wilting as Skibbereen comes of digital age

Finding a decent wifi signal in west Cork often involved climbing hills while resorting to prayer

6th November, 2016

‘Go to Ryan’s house, a mile up the road past Crookhaven, the one that has a patio and garden furniture in the front. You can definitely get a wifi signal if you sit with your laptop by the hedge in front of the house.”

Our neighbour issued the driving directions with a grin, and I tried to act casual and hide the enormous sense of relief sweeping through me, at least...

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