Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Ireland

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary Ireland comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.

  • Place
    Disert
  • County
    Limerick
  • Parish
    Disert
  • Content
    DISERT, or CARRIGEEN, a parish, in the barony of COSHMA, county of LIMERICK, and province of MUNSTER, 1.50 mile (W.) from Croom; containing 180 inhabitants. It is situated on the western bank of the river Maigue, between the parishes of Croom and Adare, and contains 531 acres, as applotted under the tithe act.

    The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Limerick, forming the corps of the prebend of Disert in the cathedral of Limerick, and in the patronage of the Bishop: the tithes amount to £72.10shillings. The church having long since fallen to ruin, the parishioners attend divine service at Croom.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it forms part of the union or district of Croom.

    On the north side of the ruined church is a remarkable round tower, about 70 feet in height, standing on a rock of limestone: 14 feet from the foundation a circular-headed door opens to the north-east; on the opposite side is a pointed window, over which are three stories with square-headed lights, and at the top are four small slip windows. The mouldings round the door are in relief, and of superior workmanship in freestone, of which the window-frames are also composed; the remainder of the tower is constructed of limestone.
  • Place
    Disert
  • County
    Roscommon
  • Parish
    Disert
  • Content
    DISERT, or DYSART, a parish, in the barony of ATHLONE, county of ROSCOMMON, and province of CONNAUGHT, 10 miles (W. by N.) from Athlone, on the road to Ballinamore; containing 1661 inhabitants.

    This parish comprises 2972 statute acres; as applotted under the tithe act, and is principally under tillage; there is a considerable quantity of bog, and some limestone.

    It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Elphin, and is part of the union of Mount Talbot; the rectory is impropriate in Lord Ranelgh. The vicarial tithes amount to £18 9 shillings and 3 pence.

    In the Roman Catholic divisions it is the head of a union or district, including also part of Taughboy ; the chapel is a new and commodious building.

    The parochial school is supported by subscription; and Lord Mount-Sandford supports a school at Sandford. Lake Culleen is partly in this parish.
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