Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1970. Dana won the contest, singing the ballad ‘All Kinds of Everything’. A recording of the song which was written by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith became an international hit. Ireland made its debut in the Eurovision in 1965. In all Ireland has won the contest on seven occasions.
Dana Rosemary Scallon was born Rosemary Brown in London in 1951. When she was five, the Brown family moved to Derry, Northern Ireland where Dana grew up. She was runner-up in the Irish National Song Contest in 1969. She won the contest in 1970. Following her win Dana represented Ireland in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest in Amsterdam.
Dana singing ‘All Kinds of Everything’ won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland in the year 1970 On This Day.
Dana in 1970