Hare

Hare

Hare – Giorria Young hares are called leverets. The life span is a maximum of 9 years. They are one of Ireland’s longest established indigenous animals and are much larger than rabbits with a more upright stance. Their eyes are large and set in the sides of the...
Galway Sheep

Galway Sheep

Galway Sheep – Caoirigh na Gaillimhe Another native Irish farm breed to feature in our new book is the gorgeous Galway Sheep. The following information has been taken from the official Association of Galway Sheep. The Galway Sheep Breeders Association was...
Fox

Fox

Fox – Madra Rua Average lifespan is 4-6 years in the wild. Males are known as dogs; female are vixens and babies are cubs. They are highly vocal using a range of sounds to communicate, these vary from high pitched murmuring whines emitted by cubs to the distinctive...
Frog

Frog

Frog -Frog The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) is the only species of frog found in Ireland. Average life expectancy 10 – 15 years. There are three species of amphibian found in Ireland – the Natterjack Toad (Epidalea calamita), the Smooth Newt (Triturus vulgaris)...
Field Mouse

Field Mouse

Field Mouse – Luch Fhéir Females are does, males are bucks and babies are called pinkies because of their bright pink colour. The average lifespan of an Irish field mouse is thought to be only 20 months long. There are two species of mice in Ireland, the common...