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"Dysart", a parish, in the barony of Fassadining, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 1/4 miles (S.) from Castlcomer, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 2501 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Dinin; and comprises 2606 statute acres. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, appropriate to the vicars choral of the cathedral of St. Canice, Kilkenny; the rectory is impropriate in the representatives of Sir James Tynte, Bart. There is no church; the parishioners attend divine worship at Mothell. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Muckalee. About 90 children are eductaed in a public school.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Dysart. RC Parish: Muckalee, later part Castlecomer
Muckalee - Earliest Records: b. Oct 1801; m. Apr 1809.
Castlecomer - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1812; m. Aug 1842

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)

Civil 		Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		parish		period		number
Dysart 		Muckalee	1801-1880	0926200
Dysart		Castlecomer pt	1812-1880	0926702
				1847-1880	0926200
Note: The N.E. half of the parish later became part of Castlecomer. 

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Dysart		Ballycomy		269	Ossory    
Dysart		Clashduff          	263	Ossory    
Dysart		Coan East		1720	Ossory    
Dysart		Coan West		1496	Ossory    
Dysart		Damerstown East		532	Ossory    
Dysart		Damerstown West		338	Ossory    
Dysart		Dysart Glebe		144	Ossory    
Dysart		Julianstown       	97	Ossory    
Dysart		Knockanaddoge  		1163	Ossory    
Dysart		Smithstown		689	Ossory    
Dysart		Uskerty      		1222	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 12 Apr 1999

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