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Wiki Loves Monuments

Take an online tour of Ireland's beauty sites with Wikimedia

There were the 10 winners of a photography competition.

IRELAND HAS TAKEN part in the world’s largest photography contest (as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records) for the first time this year.

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international competition, organised by Wikimedia (the movement behind Wikipedia), which has inspired hundreds of thousands of freely-licensed images to be uploaded to the internet.

According to Wikimedia, cultural heritage is an important part of the knowledge that it collects and disseminates.

“An image is worth a thousand words, in any language and local enthusiasts can (re)discover the cultural, historical, or scientific significance of their neighbourhood,” it says of the competition.

The Irish contest, focussing on a selection of Ireland’s national monuments, ran from 23 August to 30 September. Winners were announced last week and they will now go on to compete internationally.

Here are the 10 Irish winners….


PastedImage-3522 Simon Dowling Simon Dowling

Rock of Cashel

PastedImage-58250 DeeMayKay DeeMayKay

Loughcrew Passage Tomb

PastedImage-70753 Stephen Keaveny Stephen Keaveny

Durrow Abbey

PastedImage-62332 Dalenevada Dalenevada

Ballymoon Castle (tied in fifth place)

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Kilmainham Gaol (tied in fifth place)

PastedImage-32974 Antonio Camelo Antonio Camelo

St Finbarre’s Cathedral

PastedImage-33509 The Speckled Bird The Speckled Bird


PastedImage-55966 Pullandbang Pullandbang

Ross Castle

PastedImage-50154 Digital Eye Digital Eye

Dunamase Castle

PastedImage-90548 Rafal Zabron Rafal Zabron

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