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Today is 27th July 2017 .
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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:

Reginald's Tower; a Norse tower in Waterford, County Waterford


Waterford is a city in County Waterford, of which it is the county town, though the latter title is disputed by Dungarvan. It is located on the south coast of Ireland, on the title reach of the River Suir, which gave Waterford its name and which has enabled it to thrive as a port since its foundation by Scandinavian settlers.

Waterford is the oldest and the fifth most populous city in the Irish Republic. It was once the centre of a Viking kingdom, and had a Norse king even up to the coming of the Norman-English conquest of Ireland (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.