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Today is 23rd April 2024
William Shakespeare's birthday.
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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 Great Garden of New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

New Place

New Place was William Shakespeare's final place of residence in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and he died there on 23 April 1616.

Though the house no longer exists, the land is owned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is maintained as a sumptuous garden. (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.