“We Are One?: Eurovision Song Contest – United by Music?” (Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland)

Country: Ireland – City: Maynooth – Address: Geography Department, Maynooth University


For the third year in a row, the annual Eurovision Conference in Maynooth University takes place on the same day as GeoNight. The conference will look at the different dimensions of the Eurovision Song Contest, but particularly the geographical dimensions. It is being hosted by the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute and the Maynooth University Department of Geography’s Electoral Geography Group (EGG Maynooth).


Event language: English

The event will be: Online

Link (to pre-register for the online conference): Please use this link to pre-register for the conference


Reference person: Adrian Kavanagh – Role or function: University lecturer (Department of Geography, Maynooth University) – Reference organization: Maynooth University (Social Sciences Institute)

Those who organize are: Academics


Estimated starting time (local time): 09.30 GMT

Expected duration: One and a half hours


Event program:

Hosts/Chairs of Panels:

Adrian Kavanagh, (Lecturer, Department of Geography, Maynooth University)

Caoilfhionn D’Arcy, (Geography postgraduate student Maynooth University)


Guest Panellists:

Michael Kealy, (RTE/Head of Eurovision Delegation for Ireland)

Louise Holst, (Contributor to the Éirevision podcast and to Eurovision Hub YouTube website)

Johnny Fallon, (Carr Communications)

Conor Devlin, (Contributor to Éirevision podcast)

Rebecca Boyle, (Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, Maynooth University)



9.30 Introduction – Meet The Panel
9.40 Eurovision voting trends and rule changes: Some input from Adrian, followed by panel discussion
10.10 Representation and belonging at Eurovision – how do countries represent themselves at Eurovision, are all countries equal at Eurovision: does Eurovision represent all countries equally, impact of the fandom
10.40 Our “famous” Eurovision Juke Box Jury: Panel reviews songs for this year’s contest and discusses their favourite entries


GeoNight code: 230066