The extraordinary international success of Riverdance has not impressed Dustin the Turkey.

It is almost two years since Riverdance first came to the stage as the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest. One of those at the who was there on the night was Dustin the Turkey.

Dustin describes how it felt to be there for the first performance and the atmosphere it created.

I knew something special was going to happen. I could feel it in me feathers.

As the room went silent, Dustin knew this was going to be something special.

This is going to be the greatest load of rubbish ever.

He also has a go at Riverdance lead female dancer Jean Butler commenting that he has seen better legs on a lame red setter.

Despite Dustin's criticism, Riverdance went on to achieve global success.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 March 1996. The reporter is Colm Connolly.