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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 Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews

St Andrews is a royal burgh and university town on the east coast of Fife. The town is known worldwide as the "home of golf", for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club is here; founded in 1754, it exercises legislative authority over the game worldwide.

There has been an important church in St Andrews since at least the 8th century, and the seat of a bishop and then from the 15th century an archbishop until the abolition of prelacy in 1690. The town grew by the cathedral. Though once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland, the cathedral now lies in ruins.

The University of St Andrews, the oldest university in the English-speaking world after Oxford and Cambridge. (Read more)

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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.