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Today is 31th March 2015.
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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 -

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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 summit of High Willhays, Devon

High Willhays

High Willhays is the highest point on Dartmoor in Devon, at 2,039 feet above sea level, and the highest point in Great Britain south of the Brecon Beacons.

High Willhays and Yes Tor are the only summits in England south of Kinder Scout in the Peak District to rise above 2,000 feet, apart from Black Mountain which marks the border of Herefordshire and Brecknockshire. Until accurate surveys Yes Tor was widely regarded as the higher of the two, and is known as "the Roof of Devon"; only the local farmers and moormen knew High Willhays the higher (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.