FordThe People

Fordsons was the first Cork team to win the FAI Cup Trophy in 1926

Plunkett Carter tells of the remarkable story of how Fordsons upset the odds in 1926 to become the first Cork team to win the FAI Cup trophy.

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A day in the life of a Ford factory employee in 1950's Cork [video]

What was life on the Ford production line in Cork like? Here, John Brennan, who worked in the factory from 1948 to 1952, gives a vivid insight into his job.

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A trip down memory lane for the women of Cork's Ford factory

Although the assembly line at the Marina was a male zone, plenty of women worked in the factory and three of them tell Jessica Casey how they even met the love of their life while working there.

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Here are some of the songs that were inspired by Ford in Cork

Many songs have been written about beloved Ford cars, both in Ireland and the US, some invoking jazz influences, or the rattle of Tin Pan Alley, writes Jimmy Crowley.

 

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A Ford love story that began with a spinning class

Ford Cork workers Noreen O’Mahony and Michael Ring went on an unusual first date — a spinning fitness class.

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The genius innovator behind the Ford empire [video]

John Dolan provides an insight into the brilliance of Henry Ford, whose confidence in his ability and approach to business made him one of the world’s wealthiest men.

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Imagining Henry Ford's emotional visit to Cork in 1912

Henry Ford paid an emotional visit to Cork in 1912 and here, Denis McSweeney imagines the scenario that unfolded.

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My journey back in time: Miriam Nyhan Grey on her passion for Ford

Author of the definitive book Are You Still Below?, Miriam Nyhan Grey writes a personal article about her passion for Ford.

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Here are some of Henry Ford's most famous quotes [video]

As part of our dedicated #Ford100 coverage - which in the year ahead will celebrate a historic and eventful 100 years of Ford in Ireland - we have created a list of some of the most famous sayings from Ford founder, Henry Ford.

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Ford played a big role in uniting communities

The father of former Lord Mayor of Cork, Tom O'Driscoll, was also among the Ford workforce at the Marina.

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Memories are made with this photo of Cork Ford dealers outside Henry Ford's house [video]

The year was 1964 and a group of Ford staff paid a visit to Henry Ford’s old home in Dearborn, Michigan, Tom Cavanagh recalls.

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Ford enthusiast showcases collection of vintage vehicles [video]

Ford collector Michael Rigney tells Jessica Casey about his passion for the brand and the one ultra-rare motor that is missing from his remarkable line-up of classics.

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Former Taoiseach Jack Lynch's proud ownership of a Ford Cortina

Alan Healy recalls when Ford was 50 in Cork and Taoiseach Jack Lynch was given a car that is still running today.

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Former employees of Ford on Cork's Marina share their memories

Denis McSweeney recalls his first day on the job at the Ford plant on the Marina in Cork in 1971. 

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