We Irish are a modest bunch who can barely spare the blushes when someone compliments us on our shoes ('What? These old things, sure you couldn't even give them to someone whose entire collection of footwear went down in a fire!') but c'mon lads, Paddy's Day is almost upon us and there's no better time to be reminded of how great we are.

Because we are.

Fáilte Ireland have created this beautiful 'animated postcard' to let the world know just what makes Ireland such a unique and special place. It will be played for audiences gathering for events in Irish Embassies across the globe on St. Patrick's Day, but hey, you guys, the folks that make Ireland what it is, also need to take a look.

#IrelandInspires indeed; just try to watch the 3 minute video without shedding a tear of pride: