Celebrating 100 years of Ford in Ireland

To celebrate the centenary, +Ford Ireland commissioned a short film featuring Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn, who with joint US and Irish nationality, encapsulates the relationship between Ireland, the USA and Henry Ford’s roots – from Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork to Greenfield Township, Michigan.

Henry Ford was particularly proud of the fact that both his father and maternal foster grandfather were Cork men. So when he opened the first Ford factory outside the US on April 17th 1917, he opened it in the Marina, Cork.

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