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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  • We recently visited this Garden of Remembrance. We were on a tour with friends when our guide brought us here as a special visit. We did not know where we were going until we arrived. As a former.....  more »
  • The garden is quite a walk form the town centre,and not very well sign-posted.Wotrth a vist as its set in a calm quiet location  more »
  • This place is amazing, a memorial garden for the 343 Firemen and some police officers who sadly lost their lives in America during 9/11. A must if you're in southern Ireland, very near kinsale. I found it very emotional.
  • Beautiful. Would highly recommend visiting this garden if on holiday in Kinsale or even a local to the area.

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