We hope that all our readers, followers, editors and collaborators are continuing to stay safe and well during the pandemic.

Survey of Wikimedia editors in Ireland 2020

Those of you who have edited in the last week will have noticed a banner asking you to take part in our survey of Irish editors of Wikimedia projects. We want to learn more from you about your editing and, most importantly, how we can help you in your editing on both Irish and English. If you haven’t already taken part, you can find the survey here.

Wikipedia Editing on Twitch

Our project coordinator, Rebecca, has continued her live streaming editing tutorials through Twitch. The sessions are half an hour in length, and take place at 4pm Monday and Friday, and 7pm Tuesday and Thursday. They are also uploaded to YouTube and Facebook so you can watch them later.

If you have started or re-started editing Wikipedia during the lock down, and would like some pens, stickers, or badges for your efforts, send us a link to your user profile with an address and we can send you some swag as a thank you! Email us at wikimediaireland[at]gmail.com

If you have any suggestions for a topic to be covered by these tutorials – please get in touch!

Virtual events

If you are part of a community, organisation, or institution that would like to host a virtual editing events during the lock down and social distancing, please get in touch. We can facilitate remote events through a number of online platforms, and are eager to try new or innovative ways to help new editors start editing Wikipedia. Just get in touch: wikimediaireland[at]gmail.com

Celtic Knot 2020 Virtual conference

Thank you to everyone who submitted papers, the committee are currently working through the submissions, and a draft schedule will be published soon. Find all the details on the conference page here.

Documenting COVID-19 in Ireland

Remember, if you have taken any photos relating to COVID-19 measures, such as markers on floors or pavements, protective screens, physical barriers, or event the art and interventions citizens have made, consider uploading them to Wikimedia Commons under this category.

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