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Welcome to Wikishire
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Today is 17th April 2021 .
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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:

Gourock, Renfrewshire from Lyle Hill


Gourock is a port town in Renfrewshire, on the coast at a corner of the land, where the broad waters of the River Clyde’s estuary open into the Firth of Clyde.

In the past Gourock was a popular seaside resort town, and indeed all the trappings of a holiday town are here still, but today the main aspects of Gourock are that it is a popular residential town and a ferry port for Dunoon, Helensburgh and Kilgcreggan across the Clyde. The town extends now contiguously with Greenock. (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.