Celebration of the century at Ford 100 Fest in Ballinascarthy

The West Cork Vintage Ploughing and Threshing Association’s Ford 100 Fest will take place on the ancestral home-farm of Henry Ford at Crohane, Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork, on Sunday, August 27.

For 'Ready for Tark'Fordson tractor demonstration at Ballincollig April 24 1948.

The event, sponsored by Henry Ford & Son Ltd, will be a celebration of 100 years of Ford in Ireland and feature displays of models going right back to the iconic Model T, as well as one of the largest displays of Fordson tractors ever assembled in Ireland.

There will be live demonstrations of ploughing, silage cutting, corn cutting, threshing and exhibits of farming from days gone by.

A helicopter will be on hand to provide a bird’s eye view of the event.

All proceeds will be donated to the association’s chosen charities:

Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin; the Alzheimer’s Unit of Clonakilty Hospital; Cancer Connect; and West Cork Rapid Response.

Donal McCarthy from Rosscarbery at the West Cork Ploughing and Threshing Charity Day in 2013.