"The late Fr Colm Kilcoyne had human warmth in spades", according to his former colleague and friend, nationally known communications guru, Terry Prone.

Priest, writer and broadcaster Fr Colm Kilcoyne passed away yesterday morning in Castlebar, aged 86.

He was a talented communicator and wrote numerous books on the topic and was sought after as a speaker at retreats and conferences worldwide.

He served as a priest across the Archdiocese of Tuam, and in the mid 80s established the Communications Centre at Knock Shrine.

He presented Religious programmes in the 90s on Midwest Radio, Galway Bay FM and Northwest Radio, and was a regular contributor on the national airwaves.  He served as a Director on the Board of Midwest Radio.

He was a columnist with the Western People and before that with the Western Journal and also wrote for both the Sunday Press and Tribune.

Back in the late 70s / early 80s Fr Kilcoyne worked at the Catholic Communications Centre in Booterstown in Dublin. Among his colleagues there was long time friend Terry Prone. Terry later became the head of the successful PR firm Carr Communications and is the author of numerous best selling books.

Today Terry Prone paid a tribute to Fr Colm on Midwest News.

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