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Today is 19th June 2019 .
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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:

The Medway at Gun Wharf, Chatham, Kent

River Medway

The River Medway is a river seventy miles long in Kent, flowing through the heart of the county and some of its famous towns and creating a broad mouth into the Thames Estuary which has served the Royal Navy and industry for centuries.

The river has a drainage basin of 930 square miles, embracing most of the county, and on its course are such towns as Tonbridge, Maidenhead, Chatham and Rochester. (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.