Saturday, November 4, 2017

Garden of Remembrance

You may not be able to read the inscription on the stone above. If not, then it's about a native of Kinsale, Kathleen Murphy, who created a garden on a prominent hill in County Cork dedicated to the firefighters who lost their lives in New York City on September 11, 2011. As an American visiting Ireland, I was quite moved to see some of my fellow Americans memorialized in this way.


  1. ...we all are part of something bigger than our own little tribe.

  2. That is touching to see that so far from home. What a sweet woman she was.

  3. Too many Americans never leave their own little world and become very parochial and have no clue that there are good people everywhere, some of whom have (or had) a bit of affection for the U.S. and its citizens. Unfortunately, with the current crop of dumbkoffs running the US government, that bit of affection is rapidly waning.

  4. Oh, seesh. My hubby was working for a company that sold TVs. TVs were hence on, just without sound and people thought there was a movie on.
    Whilst I sat at work and everyone who had relatives/friends in New York were panicking as CNN only displayed a short notice.
    Those terrorists managed to make the world feel sympathy for the Americans for sure...

  5. A beautifully peaceful place for such a tribute.


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