2014 Symposium

Dan Ford - on John Ford





Venue: Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland

Date: Sunday, 8th June 2014

Time: 11.00am


Dan Ford will provide a symbolic introduction to the Third Symposium honouring his grandfather’s legacy.Dan will, this year, share insights and knowledge into Ford's achievements during The Second World War.


Dan sits on the John Ford Ireland Committee, and is a Production Manager/Producer who has been active in the entertainment industry for twenty-five years. He is the author of 'Pappy, The Life of John Ford'. In the book, Dan draws on the director's personal archives and on intimate reminiscences from his family and friends—including John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and George O'Brien—to produce the most complete and honest portrait ever written of the man and his astonishing output.


Dan Ford, said of the Symposium, “I think that it's wonderful and I think that my grandfather would have been tickled pink to be so appreciated and honoured in his ancestral home.”