Wikimedia Community Ireland

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Wikimedia Community

Location Ireland
Country codeIE
Approval date08 December 2014
Official language(s)Irish , English

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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.


The working group for the Wikimedia Community Ireland consists of:

Chair: Shannon Eichelberger

Deputy Chair: Eugene Eichelberger

Deputy Chair: Sharon Flynn

Project Manager: Sophie Fitzpatrick

Irish Language Officer: Amy Coe

Take part

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 of members and email

The group meet virtually monthly over Zoom, minutes can be found here:

You may also consider participating in WikiProject Ireland.

Safe Space Policy

Read our Safe Space Policy.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful community that values diversity and promotes a safe and supportive environment for all participants.

Our Safe Space Policy outlines our commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for Wikimedians, members of WCI, our partners, and all individuals attending or participating in our events and campaigns.


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 Gaeilge)!

You can find updates about all our upcoming events on our website.


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 Manager or:

Current projects

Strategic plan

Community Fund grants

Simple APGs and reports

Annual plans and Calendars

Annual reports

AffCom resolutions