This is but a drop in the ocean. Some of the name are compiled from witness to old deeds and memorial
You can however see patterns. Master Madden of Ardfield, Clonakilty who after school hours ran a cramming establishment to prepare boys for the British Civil Service Exams. Pupils included Michael Collins and Sam Maguire. His ancestor was a hedge school master who was offered a position around 1830 in the new National School in the area at a salary of £28 a year. Teaching often runs in families.
Again until free education and transport in 1966 it was virtually impossible for a child to get secondary education. Som of the National Schools tried to make up to some extent by doing relatively advanced subjects to senior pupils.