It might be fanciful but the preference might reflect the strong work ethic of West Cork people of all religions.
Interesting she advertised in the Skibbereen Eagle not the Cork Examiner.
Interestingly looking at Agricultural Shows in West Cork many of the exhibitors are Protestants who migrated to the greater Cork Harbour area or East Cork are for better land and more opportunity but many years later still exhibit in their home place Agricultural Shows.
Looking at the Ross family like that Mrs Sarah Ross, nee Stanley in 1901 and 1911 census she and Husband Michael are bi lingual suggesting that the greater Kinsale area 1850 was bi lingual
April Bell said:
so interesting, thank you. My mother was a “girl of all work” on a farm at 14, here in Canada in 1940…she really enjoyed school but had to go out to work, dad had deserted the family.