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Today is 15th July 2024
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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:

Market Street, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan


Ballyjamesduff is a small town in County Cavan, and a former market town, at a gathering of routes, on the R194 regional road, a mile or so from the main N3 road running from Dublin north-west to Donegal. The little town centre of Ballyjamesduff is around the triangle of Market Street, Dublin Street and Anne Street.

The Cavan County Museum is found in the town. (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.