03/16/2013 09:47 pm ET

Animals From Ireland: Irish Setters, Galway Sheep And More Creatures To Celebrate On St. Patrick's Day

From Vetstreet's Laura Cross and Shayna Meliker:

As you don green getups and toast to St. Patrick, take a minute to think of all the wonderful gifts that the Emerald Isle has given us.

Its native species includes the good-natured Connemara pony and the easygoing Galway sheep. And don’t forget the gorgeous Irish dog breeds we now love on this side of the pond, from the Irish Setter to the Glen of Imaal Terrier.

Check out this gallery of our favorite Irish animals, and let us know which ones you're celebrating this St. Patrick's Day.

List and captions courtesy of Vetstreet

10 Irish Animals To Celebrate

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