Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
THE PROVINCE OF MUNSTER.
THIS in called and in Latine is and of a different but for the generality very and abounding in and and the rather as being so well watered with and which loose themselves in the Sea, which almost encompasseth it, except towards the East and North, where it butteth upon the of and which said Bays afford good Harbours for Shipping, the chief amongst which being those of and And along the Shoar are seated abundance of small
It is of a large extent, being from in the East, to in the West, about 100 and from in the South, to in the North, about 90; and in circumference, tracing its many and above 500
And as to its is at present severed into six Counties, or and all which are subdivided into several as shall be treated of as they come in order: And first with
a fertile and well inhabited County, is severed into eleven viz. and And hath for its chief places
in Irish the chief City in the seated in an so made by the River which after 60 course looseth it self in the Sea; and by reason of its commodious scituation, the River being Navigable to the very City, makes it to be a place well inhabited and frequented, is graced with good built beautified with a and a fair is honoured with the of a and is strongly fortified with a and begirt with a
a well inhabited which is also begirt with a
seated on the once a of good account: And
or more fertile in its Southern parts then elsewhere, is divided into twelve viz. and and and and and hath for its principal places
seated on the and dignified with an by the third of
seated on the River or once a place of good account and note for its famous which was well frequented by and other devout persons, who came to see and worship a a piece (as was generally supposed) of the from whence the Country adjoyning is generally called the County of the of dignified with the of a once a place of good account, and well inhabited and frequented.
seated on the River a well frequented
scituate on a Rock. and
The North part of this County (which is very hilly, and not over fertile) beareth the name of and is honoured in giving Title to his Grace Duke, Marquess, and Earl of Earl of and Viscount Baron of and Lord Steward of his Majesties Houshold, Knight of the Garter, and one of the Lords of his Majesties most Honorable Privy Councel,
a County watered with the Sea, where it thrusteth forth a large Bay called and hath on its Shoar divers small It is very mountainous and woody, but interlaced with fertile Valleys. 'Tis divided into eight viz. and And hath for its chief places
which hath a commodious port, on the other side of which is a good Road for Ships.
a place of mean account, although the of a and
a Mountainous County, and well washed with the Sea, which thrusteth forth its Arms a good way into the Land, and forms three first that of lying between and a Bay sufficiently well known for the great store of here taken. Secondly, that of being enclosed between the Bays of and It hath for its chief places
defended by a and
a large County, lying on the Sea, where it hath good Roads and Ports for Ships; It is severed into fifteen viz. and and and and And hath for its chief places
the chief City in the dignified with the of a commodiously seated on a Bay of the Sea, where it hath a good by reason of which it is a place well inhabited, and frequented by and who drive a good and is a place of some strength, being begirted with a besides a over which it hath a Bridge.
seated at the mouth of the River where it hath a good and is a place well fortified.
seated on the once of good account, when it had a good and which now is barred up.
fortified with a and scituate on the River at its influx into the Sea, where it hath a good which makes it to be well inhabited, and to enjoy some trade.
a pleasant and fertile County, washed with the Sea, is divided into seven viz. and and And hath for its chief places
by the and called said to be built by certain Pirates of seated on the River on which it hath a commodious and capacious where about 1000 Sail of Ships maysafely ride at Anchor: It is fair and well inhabited City, enjoyeth a good is dignified with the of a and is esteemed the second place of note in the whole
a well fortified on the Seashoar, where it hath a good Road for Ships, which makes it to be of some account.
also seated on the Sea-shoar.
a place of some note.
And thus much for the Description of besides which, and there are a vast number of which may be comprehended under the Denomination of the and may be considered under four sorts or heads; the the the and the of with those of the And of these in order.
THE or of are in number 32, and scituate against the Northern Cape of from which it is separated by a narrow Streight. In his time they were uninhabited, and over-grown with sledgy or or rushy weeds, and at present they are not over-crowded with people, as not being very commodious to dwell in, being very cold, destitute of and unfit to bear so that instead of Bread-corn, they make use of dried which they beat to Powder. And these according to are said to be first discovered by when he sailed round with his at which time he brought them under his subjection: After that, according to and Saxons (who served under the ) sailed about the Country with forty Sail of that is or and sorely waisted these Sonn after this they fell into the hands of the who kept the possession thereof util the Year , at which time the waging war with them, the fourth of that name (then King of ) was constrained to surrender tham up again upon composition, unto the third King of the which was afterwards confirmed by King And in , the first, King of and upon the narriage of his Daughter to the third, King of the renounced all his Right for himself and his Successors thereunto.
And the that inhabite these as well in as resemble much of the and are called a sort of people utterly rude and barbarous. The chief of these are as followeth.
by called and by the for that it is far larger then all the rest, being about 26 in length, and 6 in breadth; an well stored with and is indifferently inhabited, and hath for its chief
a large dignified with an is fortified with two and for Divine Worship hath 12 one of which, to wit its is a fair Structure.
indifferent large, having several Towns; or and with divers others of less note, and not worth the naming.
The of by some (though fasly) esteemed the of the Ancients, and by the Commentator upon the
|where, according to the fabulous Opinion of the souls of good men are ferried over into those which are alwaies clothed in their Summer livery; but the mistake is very gross, for on the contrary, this lying in the Latitude of 63 Degrees, is extreamly cold, and the greatest part of the Year pestered with and and the more as lying on every side open to the bitter storms of the Northern Ocean.|
 County of Limerick described.
 County of Tipperary, or Holy-Cross described.
 Thurles, and Tipperary.
 County of Kerry described.
 Ardart. Traley.
 County of Desmond described.
 Donekyran. Ardes. Downbay.
 County of Corke described.
 County of Waterford described.
 Divets small Isles in the British Sea.
 Isles of Orkney. When first discovered, and how subdued.
 Its People.
 Hoy, with other Isles.
 Shetland Isles.