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All the times Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest

Although Ireland’s Eurovision track record in recent years has been less than stellar, we still hold the record for the most wins.

The Eurovision Song Contest was established in 1956, but Ireland didn’t join the party until 1965.

Since then, Ireland has won the competition an impressive seven times.

Take a look:

Dana (1970)

Ireland’s first Eurovision winner was Dana, with her song All Kinds of Everything.

She was only 19 years old when she won the song contest back in 1970, when it was hosted in Amsterdam.

Johnny Logan (1980)

Johnny Logan was Ireland’s second Eurovision winner with his song What’s Another Year.

He performed the song, which was written by Shay Healy, in The Hague, The Netherlands back in 1980.

Johnny Logan (1987)

Ireland put their faith in Johnny Logan once again in 1987, and he didn’t disappoint.

He won with his song Hold Me Now in Brussels, Belgium.

Linda Martin (1992)

Linda Martin triumphed in the 1992 Eurovision, which was held in Malmö, Sweden.

She won with her song Why Me, which was composed by our Eurovision legend Johnny Logan.

Niamh Kavanagh (1993) 

Ireland chose Niamh Kavanagh to represent us on our home turf in 1993.

She won with her song In Your Eyes when she performed in Millstreet, Co. Cork.

Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan (1994)

Having won the previous two years, Ireland chose Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan to represent us in 1994.

They won with their song Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids, which was the first ever song performed at the Eurovision Song Contest without orchestral accompaniment.

It was also the first song to score over 200 points in the annual competition.

Eimear Quinn (1996)

1996 was the last time Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eimear Quinn triumphed with her son The Voice, which she performed in Oslo, Norway.


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