I have wondered about you ever since I received a book of photographs of Ireland when I was young. I have wanted to walk your streets, laugh at your jokes (which I presumably won’t get), flirt with your lassies, eat your food and drown in your thick drink.

Well, I am married and have grown up, so no flirting, but all the rest holds true. Jen and I will be going to Dublin as well on our honeymoon and in a further ode to Google Maps, I provide you with the itinerary. It might be difficult to read from the screen, but you can link to the map from the Title link above. Notice the highlighted placemarker. Cliched, yes, but why be original when all I want is you.

With your black body and frothy white head. You are one cool drink of water.

Oh, wait. That sounds all wrong.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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