Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, Kinsale

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4.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
This garden of Remembrance was established by Kathleen Murphy in November 2001. Kathleen grew up in Ringfinnan, Kinsale, County Cork which is located in the south of Ireland. Following her training as a nurse in England she moved to New York where she worked as a staff nurse for 40 years in Lennox Hill Hospital.

Kathleen always admired the brave and courageous work of firefighters. Following the 9/11 attacks she decided to establish the garden of remembrance in memory to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on September 11th 2001.

Kathleen passed away in March 2011 in New York following a battle with cancer and is buried less than 2 miles from the garden.
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  • This is a bit of a drive but lovely to see the countryside! We were so surprised when we go there out in the middle of no where. This is a very special place and you will be very surprised- sacred pla...  read more »
  • beautiful garden. it is done very tastefully and is a quick visit if you are in a time crunch - it is right near parnell square 
  • This is a very special place, and we are so grateful our driver/guide brought us here. I am actually writing this on 9/11. This gesture of gratitude and love for the first responders should make every...  read more »
  • Very touching monument, in the typical US cemetery style. Small parking lot in front of the Memorial.
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