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 (now Taghboy); the chapel is a new and commodious building.
The parochial school is supported by subscription; and Lord Mount-Sandford (Castlerea) supports a school at Sandford. Lake Culleen is partly in this parish.