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  • Writer's pictureHayley Bessell

St Patrick's Day: Ireland's Eurovision songs ranked




Today is St Patrick’s Day, the national day of the Republic of Ireland.


It's the day when the Irish and the lovers of their culture (including us Aussies) celebrate with green beer, parades, and having good craic!


Ireland has a remarkable history at the Eurovision Song Contest, with an amazing seven titles - now equalled by Sweden for the most wins at the competition.


Their first victory came in 1970 with Dana's 'All Kinds of Everything', and Ireland went on to dominate the Contest in the 1990s, winning four times in five years from 1992 to 1996. Their wins include two iconic performances from Johnny Logan in 1980 and 1987. Johnny himself was born in Australia before moving to Ireland at a young age.


This year, Ireland is being represented by Bambi Thug with 'Doomsday Blues'.


The Aussievision team have ranked their favourites from Ireland's Eurovision history. Find out who came out on top!


Aussievision team's ranking

(In reverse order and only songs who received a point)


=32. The Swarbriggs Plus Two - 'It's Nice to Be in Love Again (1 point) - 1977 =32. Niamh Kavanagh - 'It's for You' (1 point) - 2010

=30. Angela Farrell - 'One Day Love' (2 points) - 1971

=30. Colm C. T. Wilkinson - 'Born to Sing' (2 points) - 1978

=30. Dawn Martin - 'Is Always Over Now?' (2 points) - 1998

=30. Chris Doran - 'If My World Stopped Turning' (2 points) - 2004

=26. Muriel Day - 'The Wages of Love' (3 points) - 1969

=26. Liam Reilly - 'Somewhere in Europe' (3 points) - 1990

=26. Sarah McTernan - '22' (3 points) - 2019

23. Dustin the Turkey - 'Irelande Douze Pointe' (6 points) - 2008

22. Linda Martin - 'Why Me?' (8 points) - 1992

21. Marc Roberts - 'Mysterious Woman' (9 points) - 1997

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20. Mickey Harte - 'We've Got the World' (10 points) - 2003

19. Sandie Jones - 'Ceol an Ghrá"I' (11 points) - 1972

18. Jedward - 'Waterline' (12 points) - 2013

=17. Dana - 'All Kinds of Everything' (13 points) - 1970

=17. Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith - 'Heartbeat' (13 points) - 2014

=17. Molly Sterling - 'Playing with Numbers' (13 points) - 2105

14. Lesley Roy - 'Story of My Life' (15 points) - 2020

13. Bambi Thug - 'Doomsday Blues' (16 points) - 2024

12. Nicky Byrne - 'Sunlight' (17 points) - 2016

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=11. Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - 'Rock 'n' Roll Kids' (18 points) - 1994

=11. Ryan O'Shaughnessy - 'Together' (18 points) - 2018

9. Ryan Dolan - 'Only Love Survives' (21 points) - 2013

8. Sheeba - 'Horoscopes' (22 points) - 1981

7. Linda Martin - 'Terminal 3' (28 points) - 1984

6. Brooke - 'That's Rich' (30 points) - 2022


The Top 5


5. Niamh Kavanagh - 'In Your Eyes' (31 points) - 1993




4. Jedward - 'Lipstick' (38 points) - 2011




3. Johnny Logan - 'What's Another Year' (43 points) - 1980




2. Eimear Quinn - 'The Voice' (53 points) - 1996




1. Johnny Logan - 'Hold Me Now' (67 points) - 1987




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