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Today is 5th March 2021
St Piran's Day in Cornwall.
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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.

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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:

Mousehole and its harbour, Cornwall


Mousehole is a village and fishing port in western Cornwall. It stands some 2½ miles south of Penzance on the western shore of Mount's Bay. It is thought to take its name from a smugglers' cave, "the mouse hole" nearby.

The village is renowned as one of the most picturesque harbours in Britain. It is also believed to be the last part of Cornwall where the Cornish language was spoken as the community language. Dolly Pentreath, the last recorded speaker, was from the village of Paul, Mousehole's church town at the top of the hill, and there is a memorial to her in the village. (Read more)

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