Blackrock writer scoops top travel journalism award

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

Tia Clarke


Tia Clarke


Angela Mullin

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: aberdeen /