Blackrock writer scoops top travel journalism award

Angela Mullin won “Best Newcomer Journalist” at the Travel Extra Awards

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Angela Mullin won Travel Extra's Newcomer Award

Local journalist and sub-editor, Angela Mullin has scooped a top travel writing award.

Angela, who is originally from Blackrock, won the “Best Newcomer Journalist” at the Travel Extra Journalist of the Year Award.

Angela on a travel writing assignment in Aberdeen, Scotland last year 

Ms. Mullin, who is a web-editor and sub-editor for trade publication the Irish Medical Times, won the award for a travel piece called ‘Whiskey yourself away for a weekend in Aberdeen’ which appeared in the Irish Sun. 

Speaking to the Dundalk Democrat, Angela said: “I was delighted to win, as this is the third year I entered the competition and I never got anywhere before. Third time lucky I guess! It has inspired me to push myself and write more this year. A big thank you to The Irish Sun who printed my article and to TUI travel who sponsored the prize.”

The talented Dublin-based writer was thrilled to receive her award last Friday night at a dinner in Thomas Prior House, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Angela also won a holiday with TUI Travel, who sponsored her award, as part of her prize.

The event was also sponsored by the Spanish Tourism Office and Ibiza Tourist Board.

Event organisers said: “The award winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of senior Irish journalists.

“This year saw a huge increase in the number of submissions from previous years, displaying the creativity and continuing innovation of travel and tourism journalism in Ireland.” 


You can read the up-and-coming travel writer's winning article here: www.thesun.ie/news/843930/whiskey-yourself-away-for-a-weekend-in- aberdeen /