townland
Cill an Dísirt
genitive: Chill an Dísirt
(Irish)
Killadiskert
(English)

Glossary

English church
English hermitage

Centrepoint

54.1766, -8.09179 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

Nóta
Nóta
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"Pinkman: Cill-a’-Dísirt = Church of the secluded retreat. The letter ‘k’ in the English name is a corruption. (See Joyce, Place-names, Vol.1, page 324 and Vol. III). The Down Survey writes the name Killysart and Killisart [*]. And a Royal Commission Report of 1821-1825 has Kildisart-oughtragh and Killydysareightragh. Killdisert (Inquisition, 165). Díseart is borrowed from the Latin Desertum, and means a ‘desert,’ a deserted or sequestered place (Colgan). It is used to denote those spots to which the early Irish Saints loved to retire, and in which they erected their little huts or tents. Afterwards the word came to be applied to the churches erected in those places. There is an old ruined church in this townland and tradition states that it was dedicated to St. Brigid and called Cill-Bhrighde. There is a St. Brigid’s well near the ruins. "
Nóta
"Arch. Inventory: Church. On a low knoll of a general S-facing slope (181). Earthwork. On a slight ridge in a fold of a S-facing slope (167). Sweathouse. On the N-facing slope of a broad hill and c.10m S or a NE-SW road (222). Sweathouse (site). On a W-facing slope, 20m from a N-S stream in an overgrown area (222). "
Nóta
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"LSO: “St. Brigid is Patron Saint of the Parish. There is an old Church in ruins in Kiladeescart Townland called Cill Bhrighide. There is also a well near the old Church called Tobar Brighide.” 134/266 "
Nóta
1641?
Killdisert
Inq. Leathanach: 183
1660c
Killesarte
BSD Leathanach: 66
1660c
Killdiserteightragh & Killdisertotragh
BSD Leathanach: 69
1668
Kildisartoughtragh; Killdysareightragh
ASE Leathanach: 177:1
1685
Killysart
Hib. Del.
1735
Killisert o/w Killdisert o/w Killydisert
CGn. Leathanach: 78.523.57537
1817
Kilydeescart
Larkin
1834?
Kildeskert
TAB Leathanach: Innéacs, 55 (60:16/8)
1836
Killedesdert
BS:AL
1836
Killydeescart
Larkin (Li)
1836
Killadeskert
Buck, H.:AL
1836
Killydeskirt
HCER 1820:AL
1836
Coill a discirt
'wood of the desert'
OD:AL
1836
Killadiskert
OD:AL

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