- Mar 17, 2006
Happy St. Patty's Day to Ford!
After successfully launching Ford Motor, Henry visited his grandparents' homes in Cork in 1917, and established Henry Ford & Son, Ltd to build tractors. It later became a division of Ford Motor, and the Cork plant has the distinction of producing the very last Model T in 1928.
Tongue in cheek, Ford Ireland's marketing director Denis McSweeney says, "For many of us, Ford is an Irish company with a large American branch."