Wikimedia Community Ireland Newsletter – May 2018


Sybil at The Hunt Museum

A Wikipedia Edit Workshop is being held at the Hunt Museum, Limerick on May 19th with help from Limerick Lace, the City Museum and the City Library, the Hunt Museum Docents and the people of Limerick and thanks to Eamonn Ryan for creating the beautiful images.

Wikipedia is the 5th most popular website in the world, built by volunteers from around the globe.

We need your help to create and improve articles, highlighting the amazing achievements of Irish women in fashion and design, particularly those with connections to Limerick and its lace traditions.

No experience is necessary – we will teach you how to edit and help you to find high quality reference material. More details will be announced soon through The Hunt Museum website.


Celtic Knot 2018

The Celtic Knot is returning for 2018! It is a conference which brings together people from Celtic and minority languages to discuss and share their experiences of using Wikipedia in their language work. Applications are now open for the scholarships, find more information here.

We are very excited to announce that Rebecca O’Neill, Meghan Dowling, and Abigail Walsh will be presenting on what has been happening on Vicipéid recently, and what it has been like to use Vicipéid in university teaching.

Editing events in TOG Hackerspace

We will be continuing our monthly editing events in TOG Hackerspace on Wednesday 30 May from 7-9pm. Whether you are new to Wikipedia or an old hand at editing, come along for a chat with fellow Wikimedians! All you need is a laptop, WiFi and pizza will be provided!

To get a reminder about this and other upcoming event sign up on the TOG Meetup page, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


Getting Involved!

Is there an event you think Wikimedia Community Ireland should get involved in, or should look at organising? Do you have idea for an event or campaign you’d like to work on with us? Or have any other good ideas, then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

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