Digital Cultural Resource

The Munster Map of Legends

Cemetery tourism is becoming an increasingly common pastime, whether it is taking time out for reflection in a beautiful country churchyard, finding unusual tombstones, or paying homage to events that changed the world.I invite you to explore the beautiful Munster region and learn about some remarkable people and historical events that have been interred in these beautiful 6 counties of Ireland.

Begin your journey of discovery by locating the final resting places of 14 famous legends or events that have made history in Munster. Allow the stories to unfold as you read and watch brief video clips, interviews, and other content, all on one Digital cultural resource. Among the historical tragedies and legends highlighted is megastar music hall singer Dusty Springfield; explore the map to discover her final resting place. Additionally, you will find the churchyard of the last King of Munster, Domnall Mór Ua Briain, The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’ Riordan, the lady of the lantern ‘Nano Nagle,’ the faith healer ‘Valentine Greatrakes,’ the only Irish women’s singles Wimbledon champion ‘Lena Rice,’ and the courageous Antarctic Explorer Tom Breen. Discover the disaster of the 1979 Fastnet yacht race, the terror attack on the aeroplane ‘Air India’, and the Sinking of the ‘Lusitania’, among various other high-profile legends on this Map. Monuments to the departed are an integral part of the living heritage of the country. The map commemorates the lives of significant historical figures or forgotten local heroes, as well as significant events in Munster that can be passed on to future generations. Explore, Click, and discover what lies underneath our feet in Munster, Ireland’s most beautiful province.

To view the Map’s bibliography, please click here.

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