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Today is 15th November 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 -

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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:

The Burns statue in Ayr; the county town of Ayrshire


Ayr is a town and port on the Firth of Clyde. It is the county town of Ayrshire and, with a population of around 46,000, is its largest town. Ayr became a royal burgh in 1205, but has a history back into the Dark Ages.

Nearby are the golf and aviation industry of Prestwick and Alloway, birthplace of Robert Burns. (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.