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Irish delegation celebrates backstage during Eurovision (1993)

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Caption   Irish delegation celebrates backstage during Eurovision (1993)
Programme   Eurovision Song Contest 1993  
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Personalities/Groups   Kavanagh, Niamh (1968 -)
Healy, Shay
Knox, David Blake
McHugh, John
Kelehan, Noel (1935 - 2012)
Wall, Gareth
Description   Niamh Kavanagh and members of the Irish delegation celebrate a good score, during the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, backstage in the green room of the Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, County Cork on 15 May 1993. Shay Healy, the composer of Ireland's 1980 Eurovision winner 'What's Another Year?', is first left. RTÉ producer David Blake Knox is just behind him. Niamh Kavanagh is in the centre of shot wearing red - she is being hugged by John McHugh, the Head of the Irish delegation. Backing singer Gareth Wall is on the other side of her. Conductor Noel Kelehan is on the right. Kavanagh won the contest with 'In Your Eyes', the second of three consecutive wins for Ireland.

The contest was broadcast live on 15 May 1993. The RTÉ Guide published a Eurovision supplement on 14 May 1993. A report on the behind-the-scenes preparations was published in RTÉ's staff magazine 'Access' on 27 May 1993.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Harding, Peter  
Date of photograph   15/May/1993
(15/May/1993 - 15/May/1993)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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