Munster is a county in Ireland that was established in 1565. The name is translated as “plain” and may have been named after the Norman family of Clare. Before 1565, Clare was known as Thomond, meaning “North Munster”. Munster, or Cúige Mumhan in Irish, is the largest province in Ireland and encompasses the southwest. It is made up of the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
The main cities are Cork City, Limerick City and Waterford City. The Bandon, Blackwater, Lee, Shannon and Suir rivers flow through Munster and the highest point within the 9,315 square miles of the area is Carrauntouhill (3,409 feet). This makes it the highest peak in Ireland. Munster has a rich history and was one of the “five fifths” (former provinces or kingdoms) of Ireland.
Geographically, the area is divided by the Sliabh Luachra Mountains in Desmond to the south and Thomond to the north. It has been suggested that mixing Google's money with high-growth areas such as streaming music and movies could be a “drag” on the growth of one of its most important Wall Street metrics. The origin of the name Munster comes from Old Irish Mumu (in the dative Mumain or genitive Muman) + Staðr in Old Norse.