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Today is 19th March 2018 .
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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:

York Minster in York, Yorkshire

York Minster

The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is a cathedral in the centre of the City of York, Yorkshire's ancient county town. It is one of the largest of its kind in Britain and indeed larger that its equivalents in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, whose office is the second-highest of the Church of England.

The cathedral has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic Quire and east end and Early English North and South transepts, and additions from subsequent ages including the Great East Window (1408) which is the largest expanse of mediæval stained glass in the world. The West Window contains a heart-shaped design colloquially known as 'The Heart of Yorkshire'. (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.