Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, Kinsale

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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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If you visit the charming fishing village of Kinsale, opt for a place by the water rather than the center. It should be easy to find accommodations along the picturesque harbor, where a majority of the village's hotels are located. From here you will enjoy scenic views of the coast and easily be able to walk to the town's center. Budget travelers can find affordable guest homes away from the shoreline or outside of the town center. Visitors wanting more luxury will be able to find a few beautiful spa or upscale hotels.
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  • If you are ever in Ireland and have the chance to visit County Cork, make sure you head down to Kinsale and visit the Garden of Remembrance. Cork City Fire Brigade and the good people of Kinsale built...  more »
  • This site is a fitting tribute to the 343 NY firefighters who lost their lives in the 9/11 attack. Very moving & well worth a visit  more »
  • We were here for the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 and were very touched by this memorial. The gardens are lovely.  more »
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  • What a truly humbling experience. Our guide Chris showed this place to us when we had extra time after going to Blarney castle. It's one of those places that most tourists won't have the honor to go see, simply because it's not advertised. So the short story of this memorial: There's a woman who grew up in Kinsale but worked as a nurse in NYC for 20+ years. She was there when 9-11 happened and knew a lot of the firefighters that perished there, trying to save others. When she retired and moved back to Kinsale, she created this memorial garden and planted a tree for every firefighter that died during the rescue efforts. As an American, it was truly touching to see another country honor our fallen firefighters. Again, truly humbling.
  • Visited here on September 10th, 2016. As a US citizen, it was an incredibly touching experience. Entering the garden through the darkness under the trees and then entering the open and sunny center square was very moving. I highly recommend this experience for caring individuals of any nationality.
  • Really touchy, a piece of brave and sacrifice in the south of Ireland
  • Very touching monument, in the typical US cemetery style. Small parking lot in front of the Memorial.
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