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Ireland's Call
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The Irish rugby team sing their national anthem
Answering Ireland's call

Ireland's Call became an official rugby anthem in April 1995.

It was written to bring together every corner of Ireland.

Composer Phil Coulter said he penned it because he loved hearing a combination of the Irish accents singing together.


Ireland's Call

Come the day
And come the hour
Come the power and the glory
We have come to answer
Our country's call...
From the four proud provinces of Ireland

Chorus

Ireland, Ireland
Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We'll answer Ireland's call.

From the mighty
Glens of Antrim
From the rugged hills of Galway
From the walls of Limerick
And Dublin Bay
From the four proud provinces of Ireland

(chorus)

Hearts of steel
And heads unbowing
Vowing never to be broken
We will fight, until
We can fight no more...
For the four proud provinces of Ireland.

(chorus)

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Introduction
God Save the Queen
Hen Wlad fy Nhadau
Flower of Scotland
Ireland's call
La Marseillaise
Inno di Mameli

Ireland's Call facts
It was composed by Phil Coulter

Coulter was awarded a gold medal for his services to Irish culture

Before the Ice Age Ireland was connected to Scotland, Wales and England

At games in Dublin the Soldier Song is also sung



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