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About

Wikimedia Community Ireland is an active user group representing all Wikimedians in Ireland. We were officially recognised as an affiliate group on December 8, 2014. We are currently running a number of events, training members, and attending outreach events.

Our Mission

  • To aid and encourage people to collect, develop and disseminate educational, cultural, and historic content in the public domain or under a license that allows everyone to freely use, distribute and modify said content without the payment of royalties.
  • To encourage public and private galleries, libraries, archives and museums on the island of Ireland to make their holdings more broadly and freely available and to collaborate with these institutions in an effort to preserve the heritage of the island of Ireland.
  • To make use of, encourage the use of, and educate people in the use of free and open source information resources, in any form, for the advancement of education.
  • To encourage the development and release of these materials in the languages of the island of Ireland including but not limited to English and Irish.

Members

Some of the group's members at the launch of the 2015 Wiki Loves Monuments

The working group for the Wikimedia Ireland Community consists of:


How to join the working group:

We are keen to involve as many people as possible in the growth of the Wikimedia Community Ireland. If you are interested in taking an active role in the working group, please add your name to the list above or email wikimediaireland@gmail.com.

The group virtually meets bi-weekly to progress the projects detailed on this page.

Events

Interesting in co-hosting one? Do get in contact with us, we are always interested in new, interesting, or novel ways of introducing more people to Wikimedia (in English or as Gaelige)!

See below for recent and future events:

Europeana 1914-18

We are taking part in the Europe-wide competition Europeana/1914-18 in which Europeana challenges Wikimedia affiliates to create a portfolio of their past and current activities relating to the theme of 1914-18. You can find details of our plans on our competition page here.

Past projects and events

You can find details of our past projects and events archived here.

Contact

If you know of an event which we can participate or would like to discuss holding your own event we welcome you to contact our Project Coordinator Rebecca O'Neill or:

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