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Munster, ON (Nearby: Ashton, Stittsville, Richmond, Kanata, Nepean)

PO Box 470,
Munster, Ontario
K0A 3P0

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Ontario Tourism Region : Ottawa and Countryside

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  • Pop. 1,466. In the Reg. Mun. of Ottawa-Carleton, on C. Rd. 45, 37 km. SW of Ottawa.
  • When the post office was established in 1864, some residents wanted to call their community Tubman's Corners after the first postmaster in the area.
  • There were many settlers of Irish origin, so the name eventually chosen was Munster after a province in southern Ireland.
  • UPDATE: September 2016
  • The village of Munster, in the rural southwestern corner of the present-day City of Ottawa (former Goulbourn Township), was christened with that name in 1870 by prominent early pioneer, and the area’s first postmaster, Thomas Tubman.
  • An immigrant from County Cavan, in Ireland, the entrepreneurial Tubman had settled down at the intersection of today’s Bleeks and Munster Side Roads – the country crossroads around which the earliest settlement of Munster grew – in the 1818-20 timeframe.
  • It’s reported a member of the Canadian Parliament of the Confederation era wanted to bestow the honour of naming the little community after the postmaster himself;
  • but Mr. Tubman declined it – preferring to commemorate the Irish kingdom of Munster and its environs – from which many of the early settlers and ex-military men of Goulbourn had come.
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Off the beaten track:
  • Dwyer Hill, 4km
  • Stapledon, 4km
  • Mansfield, Nepean area, 5km
  • Prospect, Carleton Place area, 8km
  • Healey's Heath, 8km
  • Stanley Corners, 8km
  • Stittsville, 10km
  • Old Stittsville, 11km
  • Richmond, Nepean area, 9km
  • Ashton Station, 9km
  • Goodstown, 10km
  • Huntley, 15km
  • Mills Corners, 11km
  • Glen Cairn, 15km
  • Hazeldean, 16km
  • Twin Elm, 13km
  • Baxters Corners, 12km
  • Bridlewood, 15km
  • Fallowfield, 14km
  • Eaglesons Corners, 16km
  • Manion Corners, 14km
  • Moores Corners, 13km
  • Franktown, 17km
  • South March Station, 19km
  • Malakoff, 14km
  • Blacks Corners, Carleton Place area, 14km
  • Westcliffe Estates, 19km
  • Appleton, 15km
  • Beckwith, 16km
  • Nepean, 20km
  • Bells Corners, Nepean area, 19km
  • South March, 21km
  • Arbeatha Park, 19km
  • Fallowfield Station, 17km
  • Strathearn, 22km
  • Bellwood, Nepean area, 20km
  • Bells Junction, 20km
  • Westwood, Carp area, 21km
  • Franktown Station, 19km
  • Pierces Corners, 17km
  • Lynwood Village, 20km
  • Corkery, 18km
  • Marchhurst, 23km
  • Barrhaven, 19km
  • Bells Corners Station, Nepean area, 21km
  • Crystal Beach, 22km
  • Shirleys Bay, 23km
  • Nolans Corners, 24km
  • Rocky Point, 22km
  • Crystal Bay, 23km
Nearby Lakes:
  • North Mud Lake, 16km
  • South Mud Lake, 24km
  • Mud Pond, 26km
  • Constance Lake, 27km
  • Mud Lake, 26km
  • Mississippi Lake, 22km
  • Casey Lake, 29km
  • Bowley Lake, 25km
  • Bacchus Mud Lake, 35km
  • Lissons Lake, 34km
  • Dows Lake, 32km
  • Brewer Park Pond, 32km
  • Lower Rideau Lake, 36km
  • Haley Lake, 30km
  • Quig Lake, 30km
  • Cranberry Lake, 41km
  • Little Ramsbottoms Lake, 31km
  • Stewart Lake, 32km
  • McKay Lake, 38km
  • Sand Pits Lake, 38km
  • Bass Lake, 42km
  • Ramsbottoms Lake, 32km
  • Taylor Lake, 32km
  • Clayton Lake, 32km
  • Irish Lake, 46km
  • Thoms Mud Lake, 40km
  • Otter Lake, 45km
  • Atkins Lake, 47km
  • Doctor Lake, 41km
  • Harding Lake, 34km
  • Marshall Lake, 34km
  • Otty Lake, 42km
  • Dunbar Lake, 48km
  • Canton Lake, 45km
  • Andrew Lake, 43km
  • Adams Lake, 45km
  • Gillies Lake, 36km
  • Lake on the Mount, 36km
  • Bellamys Lake, 51km
  • Kerr Lake, 38km
  • Mill Pond, 47km
  • Mud Lake, 45km
  • MacKay Lake, 37km
  • McLaren Lake, 46km
  • Bigford Lake, 37km
  • Rock Lake, 46km
  • Coyle Lake, 38km
  • Reid Lake, 37km
  • Lower Mud Lake, 41km
  • Baxter Lake, 38km