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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.Plan to visit Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kinsale attractions using our Kinsale trip planner.
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.
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance Reviews
We agree with all the reviews regarding this wonderful tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives savings lives during one of the worst events in America's history. A must see! more »
We were recommended to go to the Garden of Remembrance and stopped on our way out of a Kinsale. Especially as New Yorkers we had to honor the fallen firefighters! A beautiful peaceful place! Worth the... more »
I found this garden to be a surprisingly touching tribute to the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th. It’s a lovely garden with a tree for every firefighter, some of which also have trinkets left by family and friends.
You could easily miss the Remembrance Garden as it is understated and quietly sign posted. It is dedicated to the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on 11-09-2001. The 343 trees stand strong and the branches reach far into the air with Autumn hues on their leaves. Kathleen Murphy who gave this land in memory of these brave men certainly captured the essence of the men who gave their lives for others. It has a sense of melancholy and sadness but is also thought provoking at the wonderment of human nature.
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