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Today is 10th February 2016.
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

Add it and Edit

To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

The River Wye at Rhayader, Radnorshire


Rhayader is a market town in Radnorshire, of which county it is one of the main centres. It The town had a population of just 2,075 in 2001 and is the first town on the banks of the River Wye, 20 miles below its source on the Plynlimon range of the Cambrian Mountains.

Rhayader sits roughly midway between North and South Wales on the A470, 13 miles north of Builth Wells and 30 miles east of Aberystwyth on the A44 on the way to Hereford; two of the most important trunk roads in the Cambrian Mountains. The mountain road to Aberystwyth is described by the AA as one of the ten most scenic drives in the world (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.