Ballinascarty

Ballinascarthy
Béal na Scairte

Village

The Bold Tenant Farmer’s Cottage

Ballinascarthy

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]

Contents

1 Location
2 Places of interest
3 Sport
4 People
5 See also
6 References
7 External links

Location[edit]
Ballinascarty lies 7 km (4.35 mi) north-northeast of Clonakilty on the main N71 road from there to Cork.
Places of interest[edit]
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, United States. 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[edit]
Ballinascathy is home to Ballinascarthy GAA.
People[edit]

Teddy Holland, former Cork county Gaelic Football player
John Ford, grandfather of Henry Ford

See also[edit]

List of towns and villages in Ireland
Ballinascarthy railway station

References[edit]

^ Placenames Database of Ireland. Béal na Scairte Verified 2011-02-07.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ballinascarty.

DiscoverIreland.com
Ballinascarthy.com

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