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Today is 1st August 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 -

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 Swale, near Richmond, Yorkshire

River Swale

The River Swale rises above Great Shunner Fell in the Pennines close by the very edge of Yorkshire as it abuts Westmorland and flows south and east through the North Riding of Yorkshire, creating Swaledale, one of Yorkshire's famously beautiful dales.

The Swale joins the River Ure below Myton-on-Swale, that river becoming the River Ouse soon after and flowing south to York and eventually emptying into the Humber and the North Sea

The River Swale is reputed to be the fastest river in England, and the name Swale is derived from Old English meaning "swilling" or "fast flowing". (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.