2017 marks one hundred years of Ford in Ireland. 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 at 36 South Mall, Cork.
To celebrate this milestone we have worked with Ford to create a programme of events which will be revealed throughout the year and a 60 second film, featuring Irish-American actor Aidan Quinn. With joint US and Irish nationality, Aidan perfectly encapsulates the relationship between Ireland and the USA and Henry Ford’s roots – from Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork to Greenfield Township, Michigan.
Car technology is advancing at an incredible rate and Ford are at the forefront in the field of research and development. The future is unwritten and unknown. With its heritage of 100 years in Ireland, however, Ford is a brand that people can trust. So we are inviting drivers to embark on that journey into the future with Ford.
To this day, the company’s links to Ireland remain strong. Henry Ford & Son Ltd. operates in the Republic of Ireland as a sales organisation with 60 Ford Dealerships.
If the future is as unpredictable, varied and eclectic as the previous 100 years it should be a most entertaining and provocative journey. View film