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Pictures: This imposing photo of Dublin's Custom House has won the top Irish prize in a major competition
The competition was run by the Wikimedia Ireland Community.

A PHOTO OF the Custom House in Dublin city centre has won in the Irish round of the Wiki Loves Monuments Awards.

Custom-House-02 Filip Scridon Filip Scridon

Certified as the world’s biggest photography competition by the Guinness Book of Records, the awards are run internationally by Wikimedia, the movement behind the free encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

In this country, the Wikimedia Ireland Community uses the competition to create a crowd-sourced bank of photos that will be free to use for educational purposes.

Here’s the top 10 images submitted to the competition as judged by an expert panel.

Rock_of_Dunamase_Sunset Ron Giesbers 2nd. Rock of Dunamase, Co Laois Ron Giesbers

An_view_from_inside_Hook_Lighthouse_at_Hook_Head,_Co_Wexford,_19th_September_2016 Kay Caplice 3rd. Hook Head Lighthouse, Co Wexford Kay Caplice

Inside_Dromiskin_Old_Church Darran Raff 4th. Dromiskin Church, Co Louth Darran Raff

Bunratty_Castle_Clare Aidanryan 5th. Bunratty Castle, Co Clare Aidanryan

Magical_Poulnabrone_Dolmen Ronagh Keane 6th. Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Co Clare Ronagh Keane

Gothic_Chapel,_Kylemore_Abbey Knocko 7th. Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway Knocko

Rockfleet Mikeom 8th. Rockfleet Castle, Co Mayo Mikeom

2006_1031Image0097 Boodle2000 9th. Blennerville Windmill, Co Kerry Boodle2000

Skerries-Mills-2016---Mark-Broderick Mark Broderick 10th. Skerries Windmill, Co Dublin Mark Broderick

All of the top 10 will now be entered into the international competition, the winner of which will be announced in December.

Also featured this year was a special Wiki Loves Monuments 1916 competition.

Two photos, of Clarke Station in Co Louth and Pearse’s Cottage in Co Galway, shared the top prize.

Pearse's_Cottage,_Gortmore,_Rosmuc._Gallaimh Ray4mondo Pearse's Cottage, Co Galway Ray4mondo

Clarke_Train_Station,_2 Mariamarselina Clarke Station, Co Louth Mariamarselina

Others featured in the 1916 competition include two photos in Kilmainham Gaol, which shared 3rd place.

Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham Gaol Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham_Gaol_Inside Deborahmoynihan Kilmainham Gaol Deborahmoynihan

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