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Today is 26th January 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:

View across Hanmer Mere to Hanmer in Flintshire


Hanmer is a village in the Maelor Saesneg part of Flintshire. Asisde from Hanmer village itself, the parish has a series of pretty hamlets including Horseman's Green and Arowry.

The village of Hanmer lies at the northern end of Hanmer Mere, a fair lake spreading out from the village to the woods beyond. It if part of the 'Shropshire lake district' of meres which was formed during the last Ice Age.

The name of the village comes from its lake, which is thought originally to have been "Handmere" or "Hagenamere", perhaps taking its name from a Mercian lord (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.