Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Munster, the largest of the four provinces of Ireland, embraces the S.W. portion of the island and contains the counties of Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary, and Waterford. The area is 6,064,579 acres, 29-1 per cent. of the whole country. Before Henry II.'s conquest there existed the kingdom of North Munster and that of South Munster, but these were subsequently merged into one province, and much of the best, land, having been forfeited in Elizabeth's reign, was granted to English colonists who settled there.