MUNSTER , aprovince of
See also:Ireland occupying the S.W.
See also:part of the
See also:island . It includes the counties Clare,
See also:Cork and
See also:Waterford (q.v. for topography, &c.) . After the occupation of Ireland by the Milesians, Munster (Mumha) became nominally a provincial
See also:kingdom; but as the territory was divided between two families there was
See also:friction and it was not until 237 that Oliol Olum established himself as
See also:king over the whole . In 248 he divided his kingdom between his two sons, giving Desmond (q.v.,
See also:Des-Mumha) to Eoghan and
See also:Thomond (Tuadh-Mumha) or
See also:north Munster to Cormac . He also stipulated that the
See also:rank of king of Munster should belong in turn to their descendants . In this way the kingship of Munster survived until 1194; but there were
See also:kings of Desmond and Thomond down to the 16th century . Munster was originally of the same extent as the
See also:present province, excepting that it included the
See also:district of Ely, which belonged to the O'Carrols and formed a part of the present King's
See also:County . During the 16th century, however, Thomond was for a
See also:time included in Connaught, being declared a county under the name of Clare (q.v.) by
See also:Sidney . Part of Munster had been included in the
See also:system of shiring generally attributed to King
See also:John . In 1570 a provincial
See also:presidency of Munster (as of Connaught) was established by Sidney, Sir John
See also:Perrot being the first
See also:president, and lasted until 1672 . Under Perrot a practically new shiring was carried out .
MUNSHI, or MOONSHI
MUNSTER AM STEIN
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