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Today is 30th July 2021 .
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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:

Sawel Mountain in the Sperrins of Tyrone


The Sperrin Mountains are a range of hills spread across the counties of Londonderry and Tyrone: little explored, these mountains have dramatic landscapes, bright rivers full of life, rugged slopes, fair valleys, forests and lakes in abundance.

This is the largest range of hills in Ulster, spanning 40 miles from south of Strabane eastwards to Maghera and north towards Limavady.

The Sperrins have a distinctive glaciated landscape. The Glenshane Pass, which carries the A6 Belfast to Londonderry through the hills under the looming shadow of Carntogher is an ice-cut path, notorious in winter. (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.