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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Ringfinnan, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 86 864 7028
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A fitting memorial

On a hill high above Kinsale and overlooking the town and the Bandon river, this garden is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary O
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Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
Peaceful Rememberance Garden

Only knew about this because we had stopped in Kinsale Tourist Office and it was on the map they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singingdove
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Golden, Colorado
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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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Ringfinnan, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only knew about this because we had stopped in Kinsale Tourist Office and it was on the map they gave us. So glad we didn't miss this. It's not far from town but not necessarily on the main driving path, either, so one wouldn't necessarily...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We traveled to the garden of remembrance with a large group of retired NY cops and firefighters. Coupled with a visit to the Irish Veterans Museum in Kinsale, it was quite an emotionally moving day. All of Kinsale is terrific...especially the people!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

As a New Yorker this was personal. A tree planted for each fire fighter lost on 911 is so simple and such a moving way to mark the casualties of that horrific event. It was a very emotional experience and should be seen.

Thank Carole K
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

After the Lusitania Memorial, we visited this place at the suggestion of our hosts at The Old Presbytery. One of the most peaceful places I have ever visited. Very low key and simple and very touching. Highly recommend that you go here.

Thank memphismickey
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Wall of Remeberance is a tree planted for every first responder, fireman, policeman, clergy. Who perished on 911. It is an amazing emotional place. It is out of the way and the only reason we knew about it was from the proprietor of the...More

Thank jacar54
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

How beautiful to see our friends name on a tree and honor him by placing a FDNY patch there. RIP brave souls.

Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a stunning and beautiful Memorial. It is simple but surreal and moving. Walking the grounds and reading the names of the brave souls is a must if you are in Kinsale. I loved it and can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Our guide knew about this off the beaten trail attraction and I was very surprised on how moving it was to walk through this garden.

Thank Fabulous5008
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Stop by the Garden of Remembrance if you are in Kinsale. A beautiful, peaceful location honoring the fallen firefighters of 9/11. No charge, but there is a donation box to help with the upkeep.

Thank Joanonthego
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timonntour
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Response from Zesty321 | Reviewed this property |
It is off of the main road to Old Head. Coming from Kinsale when you see signs for Old Head pointing to the left, take a right away from Old Head and take the first right off of that road. It is on the left. People very... More
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LisaAnn1215
16 March 2015|
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Response from Maureen F | Reviewed this property |
If you don't have a car then I guess a taxi is your best way - it's a little outside the main city area, maybe a 10 minute drive.
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LisaAnn1215
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Response from Noel B | Reviewed this property |
If travelling by car take the R600 out of Kinsale, passing Actons Hotel on the way. Having crossed the River Bandon continue for another couple of miles. At a sharp bend in the road there is a sign for the Park to the right... More
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