Ireland Poland Ukraine Refugee Relief (IPURR)

A local Ennis group called the Ireland Poland Ukraine Refugee Relief (IPURR) has been set up to help Ukrainian refugees driven out of their country by a cruel and unjust war. They are fundraising to support our Polish Friends Marcin Piotrowski & Marina Sestasvili-Piotrowska who lived here in Ennis but have now returned live in Poland, approximately 10km from the Ukraine border. The members of the group are Anna Labuda Scanlan, Ann Norton, Kieran O’Loughlin, Frank Gormley, Ray Scanlan and Pat Rutherford.

Marcin has an excellent reputation in Ireland as a humanitarian. He was one of the main people who started the PolskaÉire Festival, which took place not only in Ennis but in other towns in Ireland. He is also a co-founder of Inisowiacy Polish Folk Group from Ennis. Prior to leaving Ireland to return to his home country, he was voted Polish Person of the Year in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.

These activities resulted in him being invited by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins to the Presidential Residence in recognition of his good work. The British Ambassador in Dublin also recognised this commitment by having him as a quest in the British Embassy for Queen Elizabeth's birthday.

Large numbers of Ukrainian refugees are now arriving and continue to arrive in Marcin's small village and local town Cieszanow, this in an area that he represents at local Municipal Council level. His humanitarian spirit has helped to galvanise the local community to do everything they can do for the refugees. Their local ice rink is now the Control Centre for the refugees, where their nutritional, general wellbeing and medical needs are being looked after.

They are also delivering food, hot drinks, and other essential supplies to the Ukraninan refugees who are waiting to cross the border to Poland, this is really important as the queues are long and the conditions are very difficult. Donating funds will mean his group of volunteers will be able to continue to carry out the great humanitarian work they are doing since this crisis began.
  • Aisling Lyons 
    • €30 
    • 1 mo
  • Michael Quinn 
    • €200 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 2 mos
  • John Hogan 
    • €30 
    • 3 mos
  • Conall O’Muirgheasa 
    • €20 
    • 3 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

IPURR Committee 
Ennis, County Clare
Ireland Poland Ukraine Refugee Relief