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Today is 22nd June 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 -

Add it and Edit

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:

St Albans Cathedral

St Albans

St Albans is a modest city in southern Hertfordshire, and a bustling town on market days. It is an ancient town, with predecessors in a Roman city and an Iron Age town before it. Today's St Albans is dominated by its Cathedral, which stands on the steep hill above the River Ver and around which site the mediæval town grew.

The town takes its name and original from the Abbey of Saint Alban, built on the site of the martyrdom in 308 of Alban, the first British Christian martyr, and the town is not therefore built on the site of ancient Verulamium, but on the other side of the river (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.