A Peaceful Garden of Remembrance


A month or so ago, near Kinsale, we came across this Garden of Remembrance to the 343 Firefighters that lost their lives in 9/11 in New York.  The Garden was started by a lady called Kathleen Murphy, who worked as a nurse for over 30 years in New York City,  When she retired and returned to Ireland, she decided to create, on her own land,  a garden in memory of these brave firemen.2015-05-31 12.57.57

A tree was planted in the Garden for every one of the firemen who died, along with their chaplain, Fr.Michael Judge, who was a personal friend of Kathleen Murphy.    Each tree has a name of one of the firemen on it, and when you walk in through the gates, you immediately get a sense of the peace and stillness of the place.

Walking through the garden of remembrance

Walking through the garden of remembrance

When we visited, the grass under the trees was covered in little white daisies, like a carpet to walk on.   The garden overlooks part of Kinsale farmland with the town in the distance.    Sadly Kathleen Murphy herself passed away from cancer just before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but her family and friends look after the garden, and keep it as a tribute to a caring lady.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. spookmoor
    Jul 29, 2015 @ 16:03:23

    Looks lovely and a grand tribute.

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  2. norielyncg777
    Jul 29, 2015 @ 16:42:40

    Your blog has a “feel good” factor for your followers, Joan! And Kathleen (may she rest in eternal peace) is as heroic as the men she gave tribute to in her sooooo beautiful & tranquil garden!

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  3. tric
    Jul 29, 2015 @ 20:25:17

    I never knew Joan. How lovely. Where in Kinsale is it? May Kathleen rest in peace, and her legacy live on.

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  4. lisadorenfest
    Jul 29, 2015 @ 23:48:40

    What a wonderful memorial. Got a chill when I read That Kathleen has also since passed on.

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  5. Tieme
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 09:15:36

    Impressive. You’ve captured it wonderfully!

    Warm regards,
    Tieme

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  6. dray0308
    Aug 16, 2015 @ 16:53:48

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    What an amazing 9/11 tribute!

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  7. eths
    Aug 17, 2015 @ 02:08:45

    Beautiful!

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