Is Canada’s official residence in Ireland haunted?
Canada’s ambassador to Ireland is concerned about ghosts. Specifically, Ambassador Kevin Vickers is worried about a spirit that might be haunting Canada’s official residence in Dublin. In a recent Facebook post, the ambassador describes hearing unusual bangs, laboured breathing and heavy footsteps in the residence’s halls.
Mr. Vickers, a history buff, suggests it may be the spirit of one of the leaders of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising. When he first moved into the residence, the ambassador heard rumours that Irish nationalist Patrick Pearse had once lived at the home in Dublin’s Ranelagh district.
Pearse was one of the architects of the April 1916 rebellion to overthrow British rule and set up an Irish republic. Over 450 people were killed during the six-day armed struggle and more than 2,600 were injured. Pearse was court-martialled and executed for his role in the rebellion.