"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.  

Description & Travel

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


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     


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