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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:

Caher, County Kerry


Caher is mountain in County Kerry, within Ireland's highest range, MacGillycuddy's Reeks. A bleak, sharp hill, Caher's summit reaches a height of 3,284 feet. Caher stands to the southwest of Carrauntoohil, the one mountain in the Reeks which exceeds it in height.

Romance insists that the mountain is Cathair na Féinne, meaning "stone fort of the Fianna" though sober scholarship may demur. (Read more)

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Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.