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13 Facts About Munster
In early Ireland, the Kingdom of Munster was one of the kingdoms of Gaelic Ireland ruled by a "king of over-kings".
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Notable regional kingdoms and lordships of Early Medieval Munster were Iarmuman, Osraige, Ui Liathain, Ui Fidgenti, Eile, Muscraige, Ciarraige Luachra, Corcu Duibne, Corcu Baiscinn, and Deisi Muman.
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School of Ross in Munster was one of Europe's leading centres of learning in the Early Middle Ages.
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Several sports in Munster are organised on a provincial basis, or operate competitions along provincial lines.
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Irish language, or more specifically Munster Irish, is spoken as a first language in Gaeltachtai in a number of areas in the province.
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Munster is the largest of Ireland's four provinces by land area, and the third largest by population.
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Munster has many large towns and is the province with the most cities in the Republic of Ireland.
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The largest employment hub in Munster is Metropolitan Cork, where a number of multinational firms are located in the Cork city area, including at Little Island.
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