Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

According to some references, George Berkeley (1685 1753) was born at Disert (or Dysart or Dysert) Castle, Kilkerrin, near Thomastown [1]; [2]. But [3] says he was born at nearby Kilkenny and spent his childhood at Dysart Castle. The castle is a ruin.

References (show)

  1. Crosland, M., ed. A Traveller's Guide to Literary Europe, Hugh Evelyn, London, 1965-1967., vol. 2, pp.84 & 96
  2. Blue Guide to Ireland
  3. Houghton, Raymond W. The World of George Berkeley. Irish Heritage Series, No. 53. Eason & Son, Dublin, 1985.

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