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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:

Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire

Lichfield Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Chad, Lichfield, commonly called Lichfield Cathedral, stands in the heart of the City of Lichfield in Staffordshire, and serves as the seat of the Bishop of Lichfield and his Diocese, which covers Staffordshire and the northern half of Shropshire.

The cathedral is a distinctive building: the only mediæval British cathedral with three spires. (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.