Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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This garden is located in the townland of Ringfinnan, Kinsale, County Cork in the south of Ireland and is dedicated to the memory of the 343 firefighters who lost their live in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. 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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SaraD81956
Salem, IN137 contributions
Aug 2022
This Garden of Remembrance is so moving. To think she put this much effort into remembering those that died on Sept 11th. We got an extra boost because some one had left patches from our hometown VFD and PD. Thanks
Written September 14, 2022
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Mary O
Kinsale, Cork, Ireland50 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
On a hill high above Kinsale and overlooking the town and the Bandon river, this garden is a beautifully maintained memorial garden for the 343 NYC firefighters who lost their lives in the twin towers 9/11 terror attack. Each firefighter has his name on a tree in the garden. a beautiful, peaceful place.
Written August 5, 2018
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Noel B
Castlebar, Ireland21 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
A wonderful remembrance garden overlooking Kinsale harbour and dedicated to the firemen of New York who lost their lives in Twin Towers tragedy. A tree has been planted for each member with their name and sometimes a photograph. A must visit when in the area
Written November 3, 2014
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Rafalkinsale
Kinsale, Ireland143 contributions
Jul 2019
View from the garden is pretty amazying.
This garden is not a must do thing, but is you have spare time and weather is good and clear. I would recomended to go for a little walk around the small garden and take few stuning picures of Kinsale Bridge
Written January 14, 2020
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rrodeo
Sea Isle City, NJ248 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
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 NY EMT/ER nurse who was a 9/11 first responder I was a bit hesitant to go in as 20 years still have not healed many wounds. I’m very thankful our guide convinced me into going in. Yes, I shed many tears but what was done here is unbelievable! I always carry our Emergency Services patches with us while traveling in Ireland and was able to leave the service patches behind. May We Never Forget! Please visit quietly and reflect. 343 trees line this beautiful space. God Bless us all!
Written November 13, 2021
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N6174CXmicheleb
Seattle, WA76 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
In the middle of nowhere in Ireland appears this moving tribute to firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11. Very peaceful, founded by an Irish nurse who lived and worked in NYC. If you’re near Kinsale, it’s worth the trip.
Written June 21, 2019
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J E
Belfast, UK38 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
What a wonderful tribute to the brave firefighters. It is definitely worth a visit if you're anywhere near Kinsale. It is fantastic that this was put together and such an interesting part of recent history.
Written November 2, 2018
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BayState44
Northampton, MA32 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
This is a moving tribute to the NYC firefighters and the priest who died on 9/11. It is a mile or two outside of town. Quite a surprise...
Written October 7, 2014
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7226sw
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We didn't know anything about this until our guide took us there, so I can't say that it's easy or hard to find . However, it's vey moving to hear the story of how this came to be, as well as what it means,
Written August 17, 2014
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shamrock547
Oakhurst, NJ92 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
I have visited this place several times and was just there last month and was happy to see how well the Murphy family is maintaining this wonderful tribute to the fallen firefighters. Everyone in my group was so impressed with the beauty of the place and a couple people were very happy to find trees dedicated to firemen that they had known who died on 9-11. Each tree now has an American flag placed next to it. It is a peaceful yet haunting place to visit--a must for every American who visits Kinsale. It is only 5 minutes outside the center of Kinsale. If you want to learn more about it, there is a page on Facebook dedicated to the Garden: Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance. I will return every time I visit Kinsale to pay my respects for their sacrifice.
Written August 4, 2014
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