Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Kilkenny.
ContentDYSERTMORE, or DESERTMOON, a parish, in the barony of IDA, county of KILKENNY, and province of LEINSTER, 4 miles (S.) from Innistioge, on the river Nore ; containing 1764 inhabitants.
It comprises 5773 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act, and is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Rossbercon ; the rectory is impropriate in the Corporation of Waterford. The tithes, which amount to £270, are equally divided between the corporation and the vicar.
In the Roman Catholic divisions also this parish is part of the union or district of Rossbercon.
About 100 children are educated in two private schools; there is also a Sunday school.