Not Expected to Live, Hotel Owner Makes Unexpected Recovery

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(Dublin Gazette) – A hotelier who miraculously survived a near fatal brain injury abseiled from the top of his well-known local hotel yesterday.

Tom Moran, who runs the Red Cow Hotel, is aiming to raise €200,000 for St James’ Hospital where he underwent his recovery.

Early yesterday morning Tom abseiled from the new nine-storey extension to his hotel almost three years to the day since he was placed in an induced coma following a fall while on holidays in Malaga.

Attracting the largest number of abseilers in one day, Tom, his family and Dr. Colin Doherty, his neurologist, were joined by 130 thrill-seekers, including celebrities, country singer and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Cliona Hagan; Fair City actor, Dave O’Sullivan; broadcaster Ray D’Arcy; comedian, Eric Lalor and former professional boxer, Bernard Dunne, to descend the iconic hotel – the highest abseil from a building in Ireland, standing at 35 metres. CONTINUE