Munster (Erse: an Mhumhain) is a province in Ireland, alang wi Leinster, Connacht an Ulster. It's muckle maist ceity is Cork.
The name comes frae the Celtic goddess Muma. Munster wis spleet intae three kinricks, Thomond (North Munster), Desmond (South Munster), an Ormond (East Munster). Thir three kinrinks are representit in the banner o Munster.
Afore the muckle Erse Faimin, Munster haed a population o aboot 3 million fok, but this drappit endue tae emigration.
Durin the Erse Ceevil Weir, Munster creatit a Munster Republic agin the Anglo-Erse Treaty, but it anerly lestit 30 days, afore bein retakken bi the Erse Free State.
Thare are a nummer o Gaeltacht areas in Munster, whare the Erse leid is spoken. Thare are mony Gaelscoileanna (Erse leid schuils) in Munster an aw, and the nummer is increasin.
The maist faur ben sports in Munster are Gaelic Games, fitbaa and rugby.
Munster haes haed a lot o success in gaelic games, three o the fower maist successfu teams in hurling are frae Munster an in Gaelic fitbaa Kerry are the maist successfu team.
Rugby is a verra faur ben sport in Munster. Munster Rugby are a successfu team, wunnin the Celtic League in 2003 an the Heineken Cup twice, in 2006 an 2008.
Soccer is faur ben, wi fower teams in the League o Ireland.
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