School Resource Packs: Cork 1912-1918

Resource Pack 8: 1917 Ford Factory

12 Cork City & County Archives: Through War and Rebellion: Cork 1912-1918

Further research and sources:

CORK CITY AND COUNTY ARCHIVES CATALOGUE This item is from Cork Corporation reports:

Further dealings between Cork Corporation and Ford’s are documented in City Council and Law and Finance Committee minutes, including disagreement over restrictions in 1922:;;

CORK CITY AND COUNTY ARCHIVES WEBSITE Index to Corporation minutes: Descriptive Lists:;


Ordnance Survey Ireland Historic Mapping via the OSI Map viewer is a very good way of looking at the changes to the site over time as it moves from agricultural to recreation and then to Industrial through a combination of Ordnance Survey Maps and aerial photographs right up to the present day.

New World Encyclopaedia Internal combustion engine

A very detailed description and history of the internal combustion engine with limited animation.

‘American Dreaming’: Detroit’s golden age of auto design

A short Youtube Video of car designs from the 1950’s

Guardian Newspaper The death of a great American city: why does anyone still live in Detroit?

A good article about the decline of the American car industry as the great car companies move production overseas to cheaper locations.

Ford Motor Company Official Site

Includes a history of the Company and how it is structured today.

Ford Motor Company (Ireland)

Includes a history of the company in Ireland and the building of the Ford plant in Cork.

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