Wiki Loves Monuments Photography Competition is Open!

Calling all amateur and professional photographers, we need your help to capture images of Ireland’s historic monuments!

There is still time to enter the annual Wiki Loves Monuments photography competition which is open for uploads until September 31st. You can use our interactive map to find an eligible heritage site. Each red dot on the map is a piece of Ireland’s built heritage that needs a photograph. It is a great opportunity to get your work seen on an international stage plus there are lots of prizes up for grabs.

There are thousands of sites waiting for their first picture, but why not show a building or place in a whole new light or from a new angle? This year we are awarding a special prize for a photograph of the most challenging, remote, or obscure structure uploaded to the competition, and an extra prize for each province of the best photo uploaded for a site that had no photo before.

Upload from 1 to 30 September to win prizes!

Wiki Loves Earth 2023 Winners Announced

This month we were delighted to announce the winners of the Wiki Loves Earth 2023 photography competition. 

The winning shots captured windswept cliffs, scenic mountains, and impressive close-up shots of majestic Irish wildlife. This year’s winners are a true showcase of the natural beauty to be found in Ireland’s protected areas. It’s well worth taking a look at the online gallery. 

Congratulations to all the winning photographers! 

Cliffs, islands and the sea along the Irish Coast.

The winning photograph from Wiki Loves Earth 2023. ‘Kilkee Reefs and Cliffs’ by User: Mateo.Mazza.91

Fairies and Folklore for Culture Night 2023

This Friday, 22nd September Wikimedia Community Ireland is collaborating with Octocon for Culture Night. Join panelists Amy O’Riordan, (wikimedian in residence and our Irish Language Officer), Lora O’Brien (Author, educator, and expert in Irish heritage and paganism), and Morgan Daimler (author and expert on all things fairy) for a fascinating discussion on fairies, fae, and fair folk in folklore, fantasy, and fiction.  

The panel will take place this Saturday online (YouTube) at 6 pm, so accessible to those near and far! For more information visit Octocon’s website and keep an eye out on Twitter and Instagram for updates. 

'How Do you Spell Fairy' title in a black and white speech bubble graphic,, with Octo (the adorable red Octocon mascot speaking), on the left Wikimedia Community Ireland's mascot Énín (pronounced ay-neen) the Puffin is standing.
Green background with gradient dot design in a darker green shade.
A black banner across the lower section of the graphic with white text reading .' Online panel discussion on ‘fairies’ in Irish folklore, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.'
6:00 PM on FRIDAY, 22 SEPT 
Logos: Wikimedia Community Ireland, Octocon and Culture Night

Collaboration with Irish Universities

This Autumn we are continuing our partnerships with universities including University College Dublin and the University of Limerick. We are collaborating with lecturers to incorporate Wikipedia editing into university teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are excited to offer training sessions and support student editathons throughout the semester. 

Monthly meetings

Want to get more involved with our group? We meet once a month on Zoom when we discuss and plan our events and campaigns. Our next meeting is on the 10th of October at 7 pm, just email info@wikimedia.ie to join. You can also join our mailing list to keep up-to-date. 

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Want to hold a Wikimedia event?

If you, your group, or organisation want to run a virtual, in-person, or hybrid Wikimedia workshop, we can provide a Zoom space in which we can hold an editing or other workshop for you and your colleagues. Get in touch at info@wikimedia.ie

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