Who was Joanna Wisniowśka?The Woman who died while trying to save son at a Cork Beach

Joanna Wisniowśka

Tributes have been pouring in for Joanna Wisniowśka following her unfortunate death. But who was she?

She was a mother of two. Joanna Wisniowska  was a native of Poland who has been staying in Ireland for some time now.

She was married to her partner by name Macieni. The pair shared two children together. The names of the children that Joanna Wisniowśka shared with her partner are Stanislaw and Zofia.

The family is said to be  “deeply rooted” in the community where they are staying.

Her son was in difficulty and the mother of two was trying to save him at the time.

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Luckily, the boy made it safely to the rocks and finally to the shore, but the mother rather needed help.

The Cork East Sinn Fein TD Pat Buckley  spoke about the unfortunate incident. He said:

“The family are fully integrated into the town. I think they even have an Irish nickname. It is a pure and utter tragedy. That young fella [Stanislaw] was rowing yesterday morning with East Ferry [Rowing Club] in a regatta. Ballycroneen is a beautiful beach but there can be riptides there.”

He further added that:

“The rowing family and the rowing community is huge and people will do everything they can for them.

“We are getting comments [of sympathy] from Carlow rowing club and from all rowing clubs [throughout] the country this morning.

“It is devastating for the family but it is devastating for the club as well. Of course there is rivalry with other clubs. But they help each other and [the rowing community] is really all about giving.”

The East Ferry Rowing Club paid  their tribute online tribute.

They wrote:

“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Maciej, her partner, Stanisław, her son, Zofia, her daughter and all extended family and friends.

“Maciej and Stanisław are both rowers with East Ferry Rowing Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by today’s tragic news. May Joanna Rest in Peace.”


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