Monaghan people are enjoying the benefits of shopping online according to a recent survey commissioned by 3, Ireland’s market leader in mobile broadband. The 3 Mobile Broadband Survey revealed that value-for-money was the primary benefit to shopping online as cited by 66% of Monaghan respondents who avail of deals on everything from concert tickets to DIY products from the many thousands of websites available online.


Top 4 favourite items that people in Monaghan shop for include:

  1. Books, DVDs and music 77%
  2. Tickets (concerts, movies, festivals etc.) 73%
  3. Fashion 56%
  4. Games 46%


Overall a whopping 80% of all our surfers surveyed in Monaghan use the net for fun and entertainment with just 20% using the Internet for work or business. 28% of those surveyed in Monaghan stay in touch with friends online while 24% use it for shopping, making the most of online deals, promotions and for those hard-to-find products.


An impressive 88% of overall respondents nationwide surf the internet every day, making 3’s Big Broadband Switch On more important then ever!


The survey was commissioned to coincide with the roll-out of much-needed high speed internet connectivity currently taking place in Monaghan, and nationwide, thanks to 3. 55% coverage has already been reached in Monaghan.


Homes and businesses across Monaghan can now avail of 3’s broadband offering which provides a minimum download speed at launch of 1.2Mbps* and is operating on world-leading broadband technology. Broadband from 3 costs just €19.99 per month for 15GB, with a once off connection fee of €49.


Rachel Channing Communications Director for 3 commented: “Monaghan people obviously love to shop for a bargain with 66% of people saying they shop online for the best value deals. We’re delighted to connect more and more people in Monaghan to the internet so they can make the most of the great value the web has to offer – it’s also an easy way to shop and as you can see from our own Irish “Sex and the City Shopperholics” – it can be great fun shopping online too! 3’s broadband is great value too at just 19.99 euros per month for 15GB and a once-off connection fee of 49 euros.”


For more information, visit or call 1800 949 519 for broadband delivered straight to the door. The National broadband scheme with 3 is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.



Interested in getting connected? Simply pop into the Carphone Warehouse; Monaghan Shopping Centre, Monaghan.


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