Above: In Munster
County Tipperary lies east of Limerick and the Shannon. The middle of the county is a plain, through which, flows the river Suir. The Golden Vale” of Limerick is a part of this plain. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are on the north-east border, and the Knockmele-down Mountains in the south. The Galty Mountains, one of the finest ranges in the country, lie on tlie Limerick border. The Shannon and the Suir are the chief rivers.
Clonmel, on the Suir, the county town, has large exports of provisions and farm produce, Carrick-on-Suir, a market-town and river-port, exports farm produce. Cashel, on the Suir. is famous for its Rock, on the summit of which are the ruins of a cathedral and a castle. This town was once the capital of the province of Munster. Thurles is a busy town, with castle and church ruins in the neighbourhood. Tipperary, on the Ara, trades in butter and corn.
County Waterford, south of Tipperary, lies on the south coast of Ireland. It is a small, mountainous county, with a rocky and dangerous coast, forming Waterford Harbour, Dungarvan Bay, Youghal (Yawl) Harbour. The chief rivers are the Blackwater and the Suir.
Waterford, at the mouth of the Suir, the county town, has a splendid quay, and exports provisions and farm produce. Dungarvan, on its own bay, is a fishing town. Lismore is an ancient town, with its castle on a cliff overhanging the Blackwater and the Suir.