The Book of Munster

The Book of Munster is a large work in MS., principally compiled from the ancient record called The Psalter of Cashel, containing notices of the History of Ireland from the earliest period to the end of the fourteenth century; but particularly relating to the history of Munster, giving account of its kings, chiefs, clans, and principal families, with various and interesting information on the ancient laws, arts, agriculture, commerce, manners, and customs of the country. Copies of the Book of Munster are inserted in the Books of Leacan and Ballymote.

Of the literature of Munster, the greater part has been lost; much, however, yet remains, which the learned will find hidden away in caves, and built in as fences, as well as buried deep in the earth: we refer to the Ogham stones.