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Monday 23 October 2017

Hotel manager John checks out after 30 years of top service

A LEGENDARY Dublin hotel manager has been highly praised from his colleagues on his retirement after three decades working in the trade.

John McCormack, the general manager of O'Shea's Hotel on Talbot Street, was described as "an all-round good guy" by those who know him.

Mr McCormack (74) was once recognised by the US Embassy for his helpful manner with tourists in the city.

"People from all over the world will ask for him when they return here," said Declan Bolger, current general manager of the hotel.

"He's a very elegant man who really couldn't do enough for you.

"Everybody speaks very highly of him."

Mr McCormack is well-known on the street for his colourful ties and sense of style.

With two grandchildren and a host of charity commitments, the Clondalkin man will have a busy retirement. He is also heavily involved with the Dublin Lions Club, which raises funds and organises an annual dinner for the homeless.

A stained glass likeness of the popular manager has stood in O'Shea's hotel lobby for a number of years and it will stay as a reminder of his work and service.

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