IRELAND

"It's nice to be in love again" - The Swarbriggs Plus Two

The Irish Final was held on February 20th at the RTE TV Studios in Dublin, hosted by Mike Murphy.  The winning song was chosen by the votes of 10 regional juries.

1 If I give my love Jamie Stone 19 2nd
2 I can't go on without you Dickie Rock 8 6th
3 Look before you leap Sunshine 0 8th
4 You cannot stop the music D.J. Curtin 5 7th
5 It's nice to be in love again The Swarbriggs Plus Two 25 1st
6 Da-dum-da-dum-da I love you so Denis Allen 12 5th
7 There was a dream Colm C.T. Wilkinson 18 3rd
8 Goodbye goodbye Chips 13 4th

The Swarbriggs had already represented Ireland in the 1975 Eurovision as well as coming 5th in the 1976 Irish Final.  At the Eurovision they came 3rd.  One of the "Plus Two" was Alma Carroll who came 4th in the 1968 Irish Final, and 2nd in 1973.  Dickie Rock had represented Ireland in 1966.

DUTCH NATIONAL FINAL 1977

1977 NATIONAL FINALS

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