In the 1901 Census, there are 860 teachers recorded in County Kerry, including some who had retired from teaching.
At that time in Kerry, there was 42,010 children aged 5--15yrs, though many children over 12 would not have been attending school.
831 teachers were members of the Roman Catholic Church.
The majority of the teachers were born in County Kerry (733).
Two teachers were born in America; Michael Ashe of Annagap and Kathleen Lee of Bridge Street, Caher.
Four teachers were born in England;
Julia Jane O'Shea, Cantra, Ventry
Jeremiah J OConnor, High Street, Killarney
Catherine Keohane, Lackeen, Dromore
William Osbaldeston, The Mall, Dingle.
One teacher was born in Australia; Mary Martyns of Convent Lane, Castleisland.
A little under half of the teachers were married (349).
19 were widows.
11 teachers were widowers.
Just over half of the teachers were women (471).
484 teachers were recorded as having both Irish and English.
Unfortunately, the Census does not record which schools the teachers taught in.
Some schools have collated the history of their schools and put the information online. A good example of this is Lissivigeen National School, Killarney