Part of the courteous, handwritten letter thanking Dubliners for their help

A TOURIST has written to the people of Dublin thanking them for the kindness shown to him after he took ill in the city while on a weekend away.

Lord Mayor Dublin Micheal MacDonncha shared the letter written by Mark from Lancashire on Twitter last week.

Mark and his partner were visiting Dublin on the weekend of September 9 when he suffered a brain injury and collapsed on Leeson Street in the early hours of Monday, September 11.

A kindly passer-by called an ambulance for Mark, who was taken to St James’s Hospital before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital where he had an operation for a bleed on his brain.

Mark wrote that he would love to track down the person who called the ambulance for him.

“We have contacted the Ambulance Service and also put the incident on Facebook in the hope of thanking the person who made the phone call to the ambulance but at present, no joy,” he said.

Despite not being able to track down the Good Samaritan who called the ambulance, Mark asked the Lord Mayor to convey his gratitude to the people of Dublin, particularly the Central Hotel, who put his partner up free of charge for an extra night following the incident.

“I would like to thank everyone in Dublin who attended to me and helped my partner in the awful days after the accident, the Ambulance Service, St James’s Hospital and Beaumont Hospital where I had an operation for a bleed on my brain, the Central Hotel in Talbot St who, free of charge let my partner stay for the night,” he wrote.

The letter to the Mayor concludes by commending the “friendly and thoughtful” people of Dublin.

“I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met and you must be so proud to be the Mayor of such a wonderful city.”