Saturday 21 September 2019

Tourist pays tribute to 'friendly and thoughtful' people of Dublin for taking care of him after city centre accident

Mark from Lancashire thanked the people of Dublin for looking after him and his partner after he fell ill on Leeson Street
Mark from Lancashire thanked the people of Dublin for looking after him and his partner after he fell ill on Leeson Street
Mark's letter
Leeson Street (stock)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A tourist has written a touching letter to express his gratitude to the people of Dublin for taking care of him when he fell ill during a September holiday.

In a letter sent to Lord Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha, Mark from Lancashire said he “cannot explain how grateful” he is to the people of Dublin.

“They have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have every met, and you must be so proud to be major of such a wonderful city.

“I would like to thank everyone in Dublin who attended to me and helped my partner in the awful days after the accident,” he wrote.

Mark also thanked the staff at Beaumont and St James' Hospital, Dublin Fire Brigade and the Central Hotel on Talbot Street for putting his partner up free of charge while he was staying overnight in hospital.

Visiting with his partner on September 11, Mark collapsed and suffered a brain injury while on a restaurant in Leeson Street.

"I had become disorientated and left my partner alone in the restaurant only to be treated in the hospital on Monday morning," he wrote.

Mark explained that a passer-by came to his rescue and called the emergency services.

He posted about the incident on Facebook in the hope that he could track the anonymous Good Samaritan but he has had "no joy".

Dublin Lord Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha shared Mark's letter on Twitter on Thursday.

It was also shared by Dublin Fire Brigade who explained that emergency services from Donnybrook and Rathfarnham attended Mark on the day he fell ill.

"Great to hear things are going well," they wrote.

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