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Today is 28th January 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 Awful Hand looming over Loch Enoch in Kirkcudbrightshire

Range of the Awful Hand

The Range of the Awful Hand is a range of remote hills lying across the border of Kirkcudbrightshire with Ayrshire. It is the highest part of the Galloway Hills (and indeed of the Southern Uplands), containing Merrick, the highest of the Galloway Hills and Kirkcudbrightshire’s county top.

The range is named due to its resemblance to the fingers of a hand, its five peaks each with a long, rocky ridge running from it, all together in the form of a vast, craggy hand. (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.