The New International Encyclopædia/Munster
MUN'STER. The largest of the four provinces of Ireland, occupying the southwest part of that country and bounded north by Connaught, east by Leinster, and west and south by the Atlantic (Map: Ireland, C 4). It contains the six counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford. Area, 9481 square miles. The population of the province in 1841 was 2,404,460; in 1891, 1,173,643; and in 1901, 1,075,075.