Béal na Scairte
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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.
Ballinascathy is home to Ballinascarthy GAA.
- Placenames Database of Ireland. Béal na Scairte Verified 2011-02-07.