Daily Archives: January 7, 2018

Busy Sunday

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.

We’re here!

Greetings early risers and insomniacs. We arrived in Dublin at 6:30 AM local time, and we were checked into The Generator by 8. Today is a busy day. We walk to the Dublin Writer’s Museum at noon and have a private show with story teller Neal O’Shea at 1. Then it’s off to the ¬†General Post Office at 4. Some of us didn’t sleep on the plane, so it looks like an early dinner and bedtime tonight. More later!