The enumeration of emigrants from Irish Ports did not start until 1st May 1851. From that time onward to 1906, we have a list of the numbers leaving the country, unfortunately neither their names, the ports they left from nor their destinations have been included. The figures below show that 113,237 males and 113,827 females, giving a total of 227,064 people emigrated from County Kerry during this period. These figures do not of course include those who emigrated to England/Scotland/Wales as we Irish were then regarded as citizens of the United Kingdom, the ‘great’ British Empire and leaving Kerry to work and/or live across the Irish sea was not regarded at the time as ’emigration’.
Source: Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers