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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:

Flint Castle, Flintshire

Flint Castle

Flint Castle stands in majestic ruin in Flint, the county town of Flintshire. This was the first of a series of castles built during King Edward I's campaign to conquer North Wales. Built by Savoyard architects, it is of a design unique within the British Isles.

The site was chosen for its strategic position in the northeast of Wales. The castle was only one day's march from Chester, and supplies could be brought along the River Dee and by a ford across the river crossable at low tide. The castle last saw action during the Civil War, after which it was slighted by order of Parliament. (Read more)

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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.