Dana returns home having won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland for the first time.
- Title Dana Home After Eurovision Win
- 1st Broadcast 23/03/1970
- ContributorBarry Linnane (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:56
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title First Eurovision Win For Ireland
- Extended description
At Dublin Airport, 18 year old Dana (Rosemary Brown) is welcomed home after winning the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest. At the foot of the steps from plane she sings the winning song 'All Kinds of Everything'.
During a press conference Dana tells RTÉ reporter Barry Linnane that there has been no time to think what to do next except rest. Dana also says she will continue to live in the Bogside in Derry.
At Ballykelly Airfield in Derry Dana greeted by crowds and a school girl band plays 'All Kinds of Everything'.
In Amsterdam on 21 March 1970, Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 'All Kinds of Everything', written by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith, and sung by Dana (Rosemary Brown), an eighteen-year-old girl from the Bogside in Derry.
Eanna Brophy writing in the 'RTÉ Guide' said, "There we were, all 200 million of us, watching 26 stations strung across the globe from Russia to South America, giving the schoolgirl from Derry our full attention and admiration as she sang her way out of the classroom and into stardom. For Irish viewers there hasn't been an occasion to compare since Ronnie Delaney won the Olympic 1,500 metres in Melbourne in 1956, and at that time we had to depend on radio or foreign television stations."
(RTÉ Guide April 3 Vol 7 No. 11 p2)
After a successful career in music Dana (married name Rosemary Scallon) entered politics and won a seat in the European Parliament where she represented Connacht-Ulster. Dana Rosemary Scallon was also a candidate for the 2011 Presidential election.
- Local keywords Television, Eurovision Song Contest, Dublin Airport, Dana, Ballykelly Airport, Derry, Aeroplane, RTÉ, Barry Linnane, Rosemary Brown, 1970s
- Geographical coverage Ballykelly, Derry, Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1970
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier N82/0070B
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Black and White
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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Clip Length - 00:01:56
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