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Today is 26th May 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:

Benbulben, County Sligo


Benbulbin is a remarkable mountain of 1,726 feet in the Darley Mountains of County Sligo. It is in form a vast limestone formation rising almost sheer from its foot, looking out to the county's Atlantic coast.

Belbulbin appears in the poetry of W B Yeats, providing the title to one of his poems, and this area is often labelled "Yeats Country", as the landscape which inspired him. (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.