In Irish : An Díseart
Administrative Unit : Parish
Pronunciation Audio File
The word Disert is of ecclesiastical origin and occurs twice in Co. Waterford to signify the â€œretreat,â€? â€œhermitageâ€? or â€œdesertâ€? to which an early recluse, who afterwards became a church founder, retired. From the anchoriteâ€™s settlement sprang the later church and perhaps, monastery. The anchorite in the present instance seems to have been St. Mogue - either the founder of the See of Ferns or his namesake of Clonmore. Dysert is not now retained as the name of any particular townland of the parish though one sub-denomination â€“ Ballindysert - incorporates it.
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Ardmore or Windgap,
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