Terry Pratchett editathon May 24
We were delighted to once again partner with the Library of Trinity College Dublin to host an editing workshop. The Library holds a diverse collection of Pratchett works, donated by Colin Smythe. The Library staff have been cataloguing the volumes, which include translations of Pratchett’s work in over 30 languages. This event, facilitated by Dan and Rebecca, focused on improving articles relating to Terry Pratchett novels and other works.
Wiki Loves Monuments Contractor
We are excited to announce our recruitment of Paweł Marynowski to work on our Irish Monuments data on Wikidata. Paweł has a huge amount of experience working on Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikidata, both in his native Poland and internationally.
9th DBpedia Community Meeting in Galway
On 21 June the 9th DBpedia Community Meeting will take place in Galway. A member of our group, Dr Sharon Flynn, will be delivering a key note speech on the work of Wikimedia Community Ireland. You can find the booking details here.
Vicipéid and Celtic Knot
We have been continuing our work on creating more partnerships and contributors to our Irish language resource, and we are always keen to hear from the community about this work.
We have yet to solve the mystery of @Ga_Vicipeid if you know who set this up, please do let us know as it would be great to get it tweeting again. There will be a number of Irish speakers at the upcoming Celtic Knot conference in Edinburgh on 6 July. They recently announced a free Introduction to Gaelic event on 5 July, which will cover both Irish and Scots Gaelic. If you know a Gaeilgeoir that might be interested, do spread the word!
Irish Conference of Medievalists
This conference is taking place in Maynooth on 29 June. Denis Casey of Maynooth University, will be delivering a paper entitled Why we Should be Encouraging our Students to Use Wikipedia. The event is open to the public, and you can find details here.