Bob Geldof reads from the WB Yeats poem, ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, as he talks about the Irish around the world and the impact they will have on a Rugby World Cup in Ireland.
We will use the occasion of the greatest event ever staged on the island of Ireland to engage a diverse worldwide community connected by their Irish identity.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.