I defy you to come up with a scenario more Irish than the one in the video below: Neal O’Shea at the Dublin Writer’s Museum reciting William Butler Yeats’s “The Song of Wandering Aengus.” It may have been lost on some of the students who had been up for 36 straight hours, but I know one English teacher who was thrilled. Thanks to the indefatigable Lulu Weathers for setting up the session. We all had coffee with Neal after the performance, and he was a great guy who had really done his homework on Miss Porter’s School.
That was followed by a tour of the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. Beautifully done. So much so that our zombies wanted to stay at the end for a nineteen-minute movie recreation of the Easter Rising. Big props to the troupers. Quick dinner and we’re back at The generator. More updates anon.