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Today is 1st December 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:

Moel Sych, in Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire

Moel Sych

Moel Sych is a mountain top on the ridge of the Berwyn Range, whose summit is the point where three shires meet: Denbighshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire.

The summit of Moel Sych stands at 2,726 feet above sea level and it was for many years held to be the highest point of the Berwyns and consequently of Denbighshire and of Montgomeryshire. In latter years though a fell walker found a summit between those of Moel Sych and Cadair Berwyn ten feet higher than either, which demoted Moel Sych, although leaving it as Montgomeryshire's county top.

The name Moel Sych is Welsh, meaning "Dry Hill"; a good description of this wind-scoured summit (Read more)

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