DUBLIN, Ireland, March 6 (UPI) -- Former Boomtown Rats frontman turned political activist Bob Geldof has been awarded Ireland's freedom of Dublin award.
"I can't think of a more beautiful day for me," Geldof, 55, was quoted as saying Sunday by the BBC in accepting a Waterford Crystal globe in recognition of his humanitarian work.
"To be a freeman of one of the most free cities on the planet is indeed something," he added.
Geldof was flanked by his 91-year-old father and his daughters, Peaches, Pixie and Tiger, the BBC said.
Also honored Sunday was Olympic track champ Ronnie Delaney, who won a gold medal for Ireland in 1956.