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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966

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Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966

Eurovision Song Contest 1966
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National final - juries
Selected entrant Dickie Rock
Selected song "Come Back to Stay"
Finals performance
Final result 4th, 14 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest

The Irish National Final was held on 22 January 1966 by RTÉ TV in Dublin, Brendan O'Reilly was hosting the event. Ireland the winner was chosen by Post Card voting.

National Final

Draw Artist Song Place Points
1 Deirdre Wynne "There's No Sense In Being A Fool" 5 4
2 Dickie Rock "Come Back to Stay" 1 20
3 The Ludlows "A Sailor Will Sail" 8 3
4 Butch Moore "I See Your Face" 10 0
5 Sonny Knowles "The Menace from Ennis" 10 0
6 Deirdre Wynne "Why Don't You Say it's So?" 3 8
7 Dickie Rock "Can't Make Up My Mind" 5 4
8 Butch Moore "Why Don't You Believe in Her?" 4 7
9 Sonny Knowles "Chuaigh me Suas Don Chluide Mor" 10 0
10 The Ludlows "The Winds Thro' the Rafters" 2 9
11 Dickie Rock "Oh! Why?" 9 1
12 Deirdre Wynne "Haven't You?" 5 4

Eurovision Final

Ireland started at placement 17th at the end of the startfield and finished 4th place with 14 points.

Points Awarded by Ireland

5 points  United Kingdom
3 points   Switzerland
1 point  Netherlands
Points Awarded to Ireland
5 points 3 points 1 point


  • Eurovsion Song Contest : National Final : Ireland 1966 -
  • Eurovision Song Contest 1966 participants -

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