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Today is 13th December 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 -

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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:

Earthworks on the Hill of Tara

Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara is a hill of 646 feet, much riven by the hand of man, which stands near the River Boyne in Meath. It is in total not a single mound but an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin. It contains a number of ancient monuments and, according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland.

The Irish language name is Cnoc na Teamhrach, Teamhair or Teamhair na Rí. Within is an Iron Age hill fort, known as Ráith na Riogh, which means 'The fort of the Kings'.

The hill is crowned with an ancient standing stone, known as the Stone of Destiny, Lia Fáil, at which the High Kings received their authority. Many a legend attaches to this stone (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.