Central to the work of Wikimedia Community Ireland is increasing the number of editors in Ireland contributing to Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. Diversity of contributors increases the depth and breadth of the articles on Wikipedia, as well as content on the sister projects.

Wikipedia is the online encyclopaedia, which was founded by Jimmy Wales in 2001. As the project grew, the Wikimedia Foundation was formed in 2003 to fund and support Wikipedia. The Foundation also supports all of the other Wikimedia projects.

Some Wikimedia projects:
Commons Free media repository
Wikidata Free linked database
Wikinews Free content news
Wikisource Free content library
Wikitionary Dictionary and thesaurus

Wikipedia, which is available in over 300 languages, are all compiled by volunteers. Anyone can edit Wikipedia, and is improved by increased diversity of editors from across the world.