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You won't believe these celebs' 'before they were famous' appearances on RTÉ

Wait ’til you see Colin Farrell’s line dancing.

THE RTÉ Archives are a veritable treasure trove of nostalgic goodness, and currently, they are taking advantage of that with a ‘Before They Were Famous’ exhibition on their website.

Within the exhibition are clips of now famous Irish people during their first appearances on RTÉ, frequently featuring as normal every day people.

The clips in full can be seen on the site but in the meantime, here is a glimpse of what you can expect.

Westlife as IOU in 1997

IOU Source: RTE Archives

Evanna Lynch before she was Luna Lovegood on the Toy Show in 2003

luna Source: RTE Archives

Samantha Mumba on the Toy Show in 1995

sam Source: RTE Archives

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh in 1982

blathnaid Source: RTE Arvchives

Colin Farrell line dancing in 1994


He was loving it!  Check out the way he casually throws in a touch of the brim of his hat during this move.


 Imelda May singing on the Late Late Toy Show in 1986

imelda Source: RTE Archives

Graham Norton on ‘Youngline’ in 1981

graham Source: RTE Archives

He was debating the existence of discos – lots of young people were appalled, you see, but Graham said that it was ‘just an auld dance’.

Marian Finucane in 1970 taking part in a student occupation of a Georgian building which was falling apart

marian Source: RTE Archives

Louis Walsh speaking about his role as Johnny Logan’s manager in 1981

louis Source: RTE Archives

Take a stroll down memory lane and check out the clips on the RTÉ Archives site here.

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