Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995

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Eurovision Song Contest 1995
Country  Ireland
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 12 March 1995
Selected entrant Eddie Friel
Selected song "Dreamin'"
Finals performance
Final result 14th of 23 (44 points)
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1994 1995 1996►

Following three consecutive victories, the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest was once again held in Ireland. Eddie Friel was selected to represent his country after winning the national selection contest, which was held on 12 March 1995 at the Cork Opera House in Cork. For the fifth year running, Pat Kenny hosted the event. The eight songs presented were voted on by ten regional juries.[1]

Draw Song Performer Points Rank
1 "Dreamin'" Eddie Friel 99 1st
2 "The Night Time" Mary Farrell 66 6th
3 "Ó Am Go hAm
(From Time to Time)"
Annette Griffin 68 5th
4 "Now That Love Has Brought You Back Again" Henry Winter 37 7th
5 "Rainy Day" Joan Connolly 33 8th
6 "Little by Little" Carl Corcoran 73 4th
7 "Come Back and Hold Me" Maggie Toal 82 3rd
8 "Always You" Naoimh Penston 92 2nd

"Dreamin'" went on to 14th place in the contest with 44 points, thus sparing Ireland the duty of hosting a fourth consecutive contest. Ireland won again, however, the following year.

Points Awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point