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Today is 18th May 2022 .
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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. We also have Resources for GIS including KML files and postcode lookup tools.

Today's featured image is:

The River Clun in Clun, Shropshire


Clun is a tiny town in southern Shropshire, alone within the Clun Forest and within the 'Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. It is a place of some six hundred souls and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England has reckoned Clun as one of the most tranquil locations in England.

The town takes its name from the river upon which it stands, which is of ancient origin. Clun was on the historic drove road where flocks and herds were driven from the Cambrian Mountains to the markets in the Midlands and London. At the time of the Norman Conquest it formed part of the extensive lands of Eadric The Wild. (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.