Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland

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WikiProject Ireland is a WikiProject dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to Ireland. This page and its subpages contain their ideas; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

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This project has been created in an attempt to improve existing articles relating to Ireland, and to help with the creation of needed articles. It aims primarily to provide information in consistent format for articles on places in, or related to Ireland. On top of this, it aims to get the main Ireland article to featured status, whilst aiding the maintenance and improvement of the Ireland Portal.

Articles and categories relating to Ireland are extensive and work needs to be/is being done across a multitude of areas. In order to gain the benefits of collaboration, please update this page with any relevant "to do’s.


See: Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Members

Major pending tasks[edit]


  1. Modify WPI template so that it follows the hierarchy structure found in Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia.

To Do[edit]

  1. Clean out Category:Ancient Ireland. The articles in that category are in too many other categories. I have removed Category:Ancient history from many if the articles. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 22:15, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Manual of Style (conventions)[edit]

See Wikipedia:Manual of Style (Ireland-related articles)


See Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Templates

Creation of articles[edit]


For a full list of articles created since the project began, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Log.

To do[edit]

  1. To improve at least several articles enough that they can become successful candidates for featured articles.
  2. To improve the standard of articles relating to Ireland in general.
  3. To standardise many article types so that there is some measure of consistency throughout.
  4. To examine the number of red-links in articles within the scope, and to determine if they should be de-linked, or that articles should be created.


Category norms for Ireland can be found here: Ireland Category norms


Category:WikiProject Ireland members

To do[edit]



To do[edit]

  • The main Dublin article needs to achieve featured status.
  • Every locality needs at least a 500-character stub article, built on top of its framework article.
  • All areas of historic importance need substantial articles.
  • The article on the Mahon Tribunal needs to be tidied up, verified, and fact-checked.
  • Irish (Gaelic) words and phrases should be marked up using {{lang}}, thus: {{lang-ga|Páirc na hÉireann}}.
  • Fix article on J.O.(Seán)_Scanlan. It is really ragged.

Ireland articles that have been tagged with templates[edit]

To list individual Ireland related articles need images fill in the "image-needed" parameter in the project tag {{WikiProject Ireland}} on the article talk page and it will be listed here

Tagged with WPIE template[edit]

For a complete list of the progress in tagging Irish related articles with the project template, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Assessment and their current statistics.
Since July 2007, when 1,044 articles were tagged and many were unassessed or classified, much work has been done and as of 19 March 2008, 12,705 articles were tagged with none being unassessed and around 1,000 being unclassified, most being stubs. By 6 May 2008, 20,180 articles had been tagged, of which only were unassessed or unclassified.

Request Photo[edit]

In order to create a gallery from which Wikipedians can source pictures of Ireland for use in articles, upload to Wikimedia Commons and please list GFDL-licensed or fair use pictures here.

If you require pictures, please add {{Image requested}} with the appropriate county parameter to the talk page of the article. This will add the article to the correct category under Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Ireland

If you would like to help with sourcing pictures please check out the sub-categories of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Ireland


Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Assessment - the assessment department

Useful categories[edit]

Find articles of interest to edit or improve in the following categories:



  1. Compile a list of missing articles and catalogue them by status - see Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Missing articles


  1. Invite new members, by contacting editors who have made substantial Ireland-related edits in the past
  2. Fix templates to talk pages
  3. Construct Article Classification by following the category 'tree'
  4. Assess articles at Article Classification

Adopt an article[edit]

Similar to the Collaboration of the week, but on a smaller scale, you might want to "adopt" an article. This would involve doing the research, writing, and picture-taking (if possible) for either a non-existent article or a stub. Of course, everyone else can still edit an adopted article, and you can work on other things too, but the idea is to find a focus for a while, to try and build up the number of quality articles the Project has produced.

Check Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne#Adopt an article to see how this section is used.


General strategy and discussion forums[edit]

Other subpages[edit]

Red links[edit]

See /Red links for a full list.

Missing articles[edit]


See Category:Ireland-related lists


Page view stats for WikiProject Ireland articles[edit]

A list of WikiProject Ireland articles ranked by page views is being updated on a monthly basis.

Wikipedia articles on Ireland[edit]

Wikipedia namespace and Meta-Wiki articles on Ireland[edit]

New Wikipedia articles related to Ireland[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Ireland articles-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a 5 day time limit from the creation of the article and must be 1500+ characters of prose.

Many newly created Irish related articles appear on the Ireland search results

Did you know?[edit]

Article improvement drive[edit]

Here are some articles which are "good". Let's improve them and make them featured!

Ireland King of Arms

Collaboration of the week[edit]

Peer review[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

1981 Irish hunger strike · Abbey Theatre · Aldfrith of Northumbria · Book of Kells · Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan · Richard Cantillon · Charles I of England · Tom Crean · Andrew Cunningham · Drapier's Letters · Geography of Ireland · Irish Victoria Cross recipients · Michael Gomez · Augusta, Lady Gregory · Head VI · Irish phonology · James Joyce · James II of England · George Moore · Murder of Julia Martha Thomas · Cillian Murphy · James Nesbitt · Arthur Ernest Percival · Postage stamps of Ireland · Representative peer · Ernest Shackleton · Charles Villiers Stanford · John Millington Synge · The Revolution Will Not Be Televised · U2 · William Butler Yeats

Note: Links in bold have been featured on the main page.

Featured article candidates[edit]

Featured article review[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]

Featured picture candidates[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

Featured list candidates[edit]

Popular pages[edit]


Wikipedia surveys[edit]

Ad hoc surveys[edit]

Ongoing Wikipedia surveys[edit]

Deletion links[edit]

WikiProject Deletion sorting[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting is a new effort that attempts to classify various articles nominated for votes for deletion by major categories. The Ireland-related articles at VFD are listed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Ireland.

Project-related alerts[edit]

Article alerts
Articles for deletion
Good article nominees
Requests for comments
Requested moves
Updated daily by AAlertBotDiscuss? / Report bug? / Request feature?


"Please post requests at Wikiproject Ireland/Requests



This project is categorized under the Category:Regional WikiProjects. The regional parent would be Wikipedia:WikiProject European Union.

Until the creation of specific daughter projects, the project covers a wide range of subjects (History, Society, Geography, Politics, Biography etc.) and, as a result has no single parent to it.

Descendant WikiProjects[edit]

The descendants of this WikiProject are:

Task forces of this WikiProject[edit]

Related Wikiportals[edit]

Related Collaborations[edit]

Related Regional notice boards[edit]

Related groups of Wikipedians[edit]

Associated pages[edit]

Related pages in Sister projects[edit]

Image resources[edit]

  • Flickr user infomatique has thousands of varied freely licenced Irish-related images
  • Geograph freely licenced photos of many locations in Ireland with usable license
  • Jon Sulliven has a few hundred freely licenced Irish geographical images

External resources[edit]


Sister Project links[edit]

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