Definition of MUNSTER

variant of muenster


geographical name \ˈmən(t)-stər\

Definition of MUNSTER

province S Ireland area 9316 square miles (24,168 square kilometers), pop 1,100,614


geographical name \ˈmən(t)-stər, ˈmn(t)-, ˈmuen-\

Definition of MÜNSTER

city W Germany; formerly of Westphalia pop 264,181


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Province (pop., 2002 prelim.: 1,101,266), southern Ireland. It has an area of 9,315 sq mi (24,127 sq km). The region was ruled by a southern clan, which gradually extended its power over Munster by c. AD 400. In the 10th century Vikings invaded and eventually settled in Waterford and Limerick. After the 12th-century Anglo-Norman invasion, it was ruled by the feudal families of Fitzgerald and Butler. It now comprises the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary (North Riding and South Riding), and Waterford.


Next Word in the Dictionary: muntin
Previous Word in the Dictionary: munition
All Words Near: Munster

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Munster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).