News

John Coughlan R.I.P.

John Coughlan R.I.P.

It is with sadness that Irish Travel Trade News reports the death, on Saturday 2nd February 2013, of well-known travel journalist John Coughlan, at the age of 69.

John Coughlan R.I.P.

John Coughlan R.I.P.

In his early years John was publisher and editor of the Irish music industry’s Spotlight magazine and, since 1983, of the Holiday magazine. He had also been the travel correspondent for the Sunday Independent and, later, the Sunday Tribune.

He is survived by his wife Margaret and family of two sons and a daughter, and by his brother Barry, a journalist with The Examiner.

View Comments (2)

2 Comments

  1. Peter Barron

    February 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    It is with sadness that I heard of the passing of one of life’s gentlemen, John Coughlan. He always called into the offices unannounced in London to sell me, and a great many others as well I know, advertising space! Anyone else would have been told their fortune (!), but it was always impossible not to make time for John. This was down to these visits always being peppered with stories about new destinations that he had been to and observations about the industry that we all work in. In fact I was wondering the other day why he hadn’t been in and now sadly that is explained. May he rest in peace.
    Peter Barron, Korean Air.

  2. Marisa Mackle

    February 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Very sad to hear this. I met John on a press trip to Turkey a few years ago. Great guy with a warm, wonderful personality. RIP, John.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Aer Lingus All Set to Fly Dublin-Minneapolis/St Paul

Michael FloodMay 23, 2019

Amadeus Boosts Accommodation Content by 30% with Booking.com Partnership

Neil SteedmanMay 23, 2019

Las Vegas to Get New Non-Stop Service from Paris with LEVEL Airlines

Neil SteedmanMay 23, 2019

ITTN’s Great Value Travel Deals – 23rd May 2019

Neil SteedmanMay 23, 2019

CAR Renews Travel Agent Licence, Records New Addresses for Another

Neil SteedmanMay 23, 2019

Two Irish Ferries Offers on Travel to France

Neil SteedmanMay 23, 2019

Amadeus Prepares for Take-Off with Live Travel Space

Ian BloomfieldMay 21, 2019

Air Canada to Purchase Air Transat

Michael FloodMay 21, 2019

Royal Caribbean Unveils Unprecedented Entertainment Lineup on Spectrum

Neil SteedmanMay 21, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland