"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)]
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.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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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
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