Mr. McNamara: I am trying to improve the Wikipedia article about Dan Donnelly. Do you have any interest in releasing an image of the monument into the public domain, not necessarily one of high resolution (120px would suffice)? Take a look at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Donnelly_(boxer). Thank you for your consideration. --Cole
Mr. McNamara, Thank you again for your time, and am excited that you are considering helping with the encyclopedia. I really like the image with Donnelly's footsteps in the background. It would be a fantastic addition, I believe, to the Dan Donnelly (boxer) article, and to the Curragh article, too.
But in fairness, first let me advise you of the downside of allowing free use of your photograph. You will be allowing others to modify your work. Your work may be redistributed. It may be used for any purpose, including commercial purposes. While Wikipedia is a non-profit organization, other downstream users may use your work commercially without paying royalties or compensation.
The good news: the photo will be widely appreciated by users of Wikipedia and other sites that legally copy its content. You are being asked to give away (because that is, essentially, what you are doing) rights to only one of your photographs. Any reuse or redistribution of your work requires proper attribution of the creator and a like license. Obviously, you would not be giving up any rights to use your own work in any manner.
Wikipedia takes copyright infringement seriously, and will require a declaration of consent from you before using your work. If you are still willing, I can direct you a boilerplate form.
I am about 27% done with the Donnelly article, concentrating on the story of the lamh fada right now. Have you had a chance to look at it?
Thanks to you for your time.
P.S. I think I liked the old spiky railings better, but these are pretty good looking in a kinder, gentler, way.