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Today is 26th January 2020 .
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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:

Ewloe Castle, Flintshire

Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle is a native Welsh castle near Ewloe in Flintshire. The castle was one of the last fortifications to be built by the sovereign Princes of Wales, and was abandoned at the beginning of Edward I's final campaign in 1277. On taking the castle, the English Crown gave it little military value and allowed the castle to fall into ruin.

The Princes of Gwynedd sited Ewloe on high ground within their lands in North East Wales known as Perfeddwlad, looking down upon the road from Chester. (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.