1912 Henry Ford, Chasing his Cork Roots, Clonakilty and Fair Lane, Cork and sending his Father’s Uilleann Pipes to Cork for Repair.

Uilleann Pipes:


Henry Ford established the Ford Ford Motor Company plant outside the USA in Cork in 1917 and it operated until the 1980s giving valuable well paid work.  When part of the operation relocated to Dagenham in London in 1926 the Cork workforce migrated there and became known as ‘Dagenham Yanks’.


The Fords may be related to the Buttimers/Buttimores of Ballinascarty.

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