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Did you know that the voice of the Luas also presented the Eurovision Song Contest?

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May 1st 2014, 1:30 PM 8,396 6

IT WAS THE tidbit that shook us all to our very core.

Yesterday, on this article taking a look back at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest held in the Point on its 20th anniversary, one comment changed everything.


WHAT? Could it be?

Are these the dulcet tones of Eurovision presenter Doireann Ní Bhriain? (Listen from 3.00)

Source: parkitka/YouTube

According to her AIRPI profile, that’s absolutely a truth.


Doireann is an independent radio producer and an RTÉ veteran, having worked there for 20 years up until 1993. She succeeded Marian Finucane as the presenter of current affairs programme Women Today. She took a week’s break in 1981 to present the Song Contest in Dublin and also provided commentary for the 1991 Contest on RTÉ Radio.

000600e7-180 Source: RTÉ

It was the year Bucks Fizz won with Making Your Mind Up, and took place in the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the RDS. We came 12th with Sheeba, Horoscopes as our entry, in case you’re wondering.

Pst, the whole thing is on Youtube.

Source: EuroBoy1994/YouTube

So there you have it, the Luas lady also presented the Eurovision in 1981. What a life to lead.

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