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Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments

These 10 images won the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.

ALMOST 300 AMATEUR and professional photographers submitted 1,659 images of Ireland’s national moments to this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments competition.

Just ten images were announced as the winners.

The Wikipedia competition took place between 23 August and 30 September and “aims to raise awareness of Ireland’s national monuments and create a crowd-sourced bank of quality photos that will be free to use for education”.

The winning images will be on display during the awards ceremony taking place on 9 November, beginning at 6:30 pm, at the Stag’s Head Pub in Dublin.

The winners are, in order of judging, were:

Hook Head Lighthouse, Co Wexford, by Michael J Foley

Wexford 2014 Michael Foley Michael Foley

Duckett’s Grove, Co Carlow, by Michelle Ronan

Duckett's_Grove_(2)p Michelle Ronan Michelle Ronan

Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway, by Vincent Moschetti

The_Kylemore_Abbey Vincent Moschetti Vincent Moschetti

Kilcrea Abbey, Co Cork, by Davin Whooley

Kilcrea_Abbey Davin Whooley Davin Whooley

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Co Clare, by Frank Chandler

Milky Way Frank Chandler Frank Chandler

Baldongan Church, Co Dublin, by Mark Broderick

Baldunngan Mark Broderick Mark Broderick

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Co Clare. by Frank Chandler

Poulnabrone_Portal_Tomb Frank Chandler Frank Chandler

Castleruddery embanked stone circle, Co Wicklow, by Digital Eye

Castleruddery Embanked Stone Circle Digital Eye Digital Eye

Knockbrack Megalithic Tomb, Galway, by Ronan Delaney

Knockbrack_Megalithic_Tomb,_Galway,_Ireland Ronan Delaney Ronan Delaney

Loughcrew Cairn in snow, Co Meath, by Haydn Hammerton

Loughcrew_Cairn_in_snow Haydn Hammerton Haydn Hammerton

Read: Baby blue eyes, Oxford Circus and a stretching squirrel: 10 perfect pictures from the world’s best amateurs >

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