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Placename : Dysert

In Irish : An Díseart     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

Administrative Details:

The word Disert is of ecclesiastical origin and occurs twice in Co. Waterford to signify the “retreat,� “hermitage� or “desert� to which an early recluse, who afterwards became a church founder, retired. From the anchorite’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 – Ballindysert - incorporates it.


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Parish Location Map:

Ardmore or Windgap, Ballindysert, Ballyclohy, Carrowclough, Churchtown, Churchtownhill, Common, Coolnamuck Demesne, Coolnamuck East, Coolnamuck West, Corragina, Glen Lower, Glen Upper, Kildroughtaun, Scartlea, Toor,

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