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Today is 21st April 2019
Easter Day.
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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:

Castle Rising, Norfolk

Castle Rising

Castle Rising is a village in Norfolk, best known for the its castle – Castle Rising Castle –which dominates the village and from which it takes its name. The village itself stands some five miles north-east of the town of King's Lynn and 37 miles west of the county town, the city of Norwich.

The River Babingley skirts the north of the village separating Castle Rising from the site of the lost village of Babingley. (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.