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Check out these stunning images of Ireland's monuments

These 10 images won the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.

Image: Niall O'Donovan (Digital Eye)

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 Source: Michael Foley via Wikimedia

Duckett’s Grove, Co Carlow, by Michelle Ronan

Duckett's_Grove_(2)p Source: Michelle Ronan via Wikimedia

Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway, by Vincent Moschetti

The_Kylemore_Abbey Source: Vincent Moschetti via Wikimedia

Kilcrea Abbey, Co Cork, by Davin Whooley

Kilcrea_Abbey Source: Davin Whooley via Wikimedia

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Co Clare, by Frank Chandler

Milky Way Source: Frank Chandler via Wikimedia

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Baldongan Church, Co Dublin, by Mark Broderick

Baldunngan Source: Mark Broderick via Wikimedia

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Co Clare. by Frank Chandler

Poulnabrone_Portal_Tomb Source: Frank Chandler via Wikimedia

Castleruddery embanked stone circle, Co Wicklow, by Digital Eye

Castleruddery Embanked Stone Circle Source: Digital Eye via Wikimedia Commons

Knockbrack Megalithic Tomb, Galway, by Ronan Delaney

Knockbrack_Megalithic_Tomb,_Galway,_Ireland Source: Ronan Delaney via Wikimedia

Loughcrew Cairn in snow, Co Meath, by Haydn Hammerton

Loughcrew_Cairn_in_snow Source: Haydn Hammerton via Wikimedia

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