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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 Source: 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 2nd. Rock of Dunamase, Co Laois Source: Ron Giesbers

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

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

Bunratty_Castle_Clare 5th. Bunratty Castle, Co Clare Source: Aidanryan

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

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

Rockfleet 8th. Rockfleet Castle, Co Mayo Source: Mikeom

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

Skerries-Mills-2016---Mark-Broderick 10th. Skerries Windmill, Co Dublin Source: 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 Pearse's Cottage, Co Galway Source: Ray4mondo

Clarke_Train_Station,_2 Clarke Station, Co Louth Source: Mariamarselina

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

Kilmainham Gaol Source: Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham_Gaol_Inside Kilmainham Gaol Source: Deborahmoynihan

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