Bequothed to the city by the illustrious Count Reginald Von Clovis, the Ilac centre was originally designed to host the great Peace conference of 1923. Following the League of Nations inspection, however, it was felt that the Centre was too glamorous a venue and the conference was moved to New York. As a direct result of this the USSR pulled out. I do not blame them.
Following a sell out show in both the west end of London and Broadway, the Ilac returned to its humble routes in Dublin. For years the Ilac was reputed to be not only the inspirational character behind the Great Gatsby but also the Supertramp song, You’re So Vain.
In recent years the Ilac has released a string of hit singles, following its massive win in 1998 Eurovision, and is due to go on tour later this year to support the release of a greatest hits album.