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Ballinascarty

Ballinascarty
Béal na Scairte
Village
Ballinascarty
Ballinascarty
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 51°40′27″N 8°51′31″W / 51.67417°N 8.85861°W / 51.67417; -8.85861

Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Cork
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Ballinascarty (Irish: Béal na Scairte), also known as Ballinascarthy, is a village in West Cork, Ireland.[1]


Location

Ballinascarty lies 7 km (4.35 mi) north-northeast of Clonakilty on the main N71 road from there to Cork.

Places of interest

Nearby is the Lisselan Estate, the gardens of which are open to the public. There is also a golf course. Henry Ford, the famous machine manufacturer was of Irish descent. Henry's father, William, and grandfather, John, were born in Ballinascarty before their emigration to Detroit, Michigan, USA. Henry Ford went on to be one of the most influential people in the automotive industry, inventing mass production and the famous Fordson model F tractor, which put many small-scale tractor manufacturers out of business. A memorial to Henry Ford was placed in the town in the shape of a Model T statue on 3 September 2000.

Sport

Ballinascathy is home to Ballinascarthy GAA.

People

See also

  • List of towns and villages in Ireland
  • Ballinascarthy railway station

References

External links

  • DiscoverIreland.com
  • Ballinascarthy.com

Coordinates: 51°40′27″N 8°51′31″W / 51.67417°N 8.85861°W / 51.67417; -8.85861

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