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Ireland in the Eurovision Dance Contest


Ireland in the Eurovision Dance Contest

Member station RTÉ
National selection events The Late Late Show Special
Appearances 2
First appearance 2007
Best result 3rd, 2007
Worst result 11th, 2008
External links
Ireland's page at

Ireland has taken part in two Eurovision Dance Contests. Its highest placed finish was third in 2007 and its lowest placed finish is eleventh was 2008. Like the Eurovision Song Contest, which Ireland has won a record seven times, Ireland decides upon its entry through a public vote on a special edition of The Late Late Show.


Ireland made its debut at the 2007 contest. The couple representing the country was Nicola Byrne and Mick Donegan, performing Jive and Fandango dances. They were given the chance to represent their country after winning Celebrity Jigs 'n' Reels. Byrne and Donegan came third after receiving 95 points from all the other countries.

The 2008 Irish representatives were Gavin Ó Fearraigh and Dearbhla Lennon, also from Celebrity Jigs 'n' Reels.[1] The couple were chosen on The Late Late Show in May 2008.[1] They finished in eleventh position at the contest in Glasgow, Scotland, on 6 September 2008.[1]


Year Couple Dances Place Points
2007 Nicola Byrne & Mick Donegan Jive & Fandango 3 95
2008 Gavin Ó Fearraigh & Dearbhla Lennon Paso Doble/Rumba 11 40


External links

  • Eurovision Dance Contest
  • RTÉ.ie

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