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Today is 20th April 2019 .
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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:

Wellbrook Beetling Mill, Tyrone

Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Wellbrook Beetling Mill is found at Corkhill in Tyrone. It is the last working water-powered beetling mill remaining, beetling being the beating of material with heavy mallets, for Ulster's linen industry. The mill is driven from the waters of the Ballinderry River, which rushes down the verdant valley here.

The mill is in the care of the National Trust, displaying the working mill and a scenic setting within a wooded glen. (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.