Hello, students! (And hello to anyone else reading this!)

This blog is going to be a live record of my educational adventures in Dublin, Ireland, from June 11-18, 2012. Before I go, I’m going to write about how I’m preparing for the trip, what I’m reading, and what I’m learning about Dublin, Irish history, and Irish literature. While I’m in Ireland, I’m going to liveblog my trip daily (or nightly), telling and showing you what I’m seeing, doing, and learning. After I return, it’s my hope that my students will be able to read this blog and get a “crash course” in Irish history, literature, and culture, preparing them for the work we do in classes ranging from ninth grade English to AP English Literature.

Enjoy, and happy reading!