Canadian Ambassador says Padraig Pearse is haunting his Dublin residence

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland says his Dublin residence is haunted by the ghost of Padraig Pearse

Just as we thought global politics couldn’t get any weirder, Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland has revealed spooky goings on in his Dublin residence.

Kevin Vickers says that his official residence at Glanmire House is haunted by the ghost of Easter Rising hero Padraig Pearse.

The ambassador took to social media to describe a range of unnerving sounds such as unusual bangs, laboured breathing and heavy footsteps that he has heard during his time at Glanmire.

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland says his Dublin residence is haunted by the ghost of  Padraig Pearse

And this isn’t a man who normally scares easily. Back in 2014, Vickers was Sergeant-at-Arms and killed a gunman who opened fire in the Canadian parliament building in Ottowa.

He has also made headlines for rugby tackling a protestor during a 1916 centenary commemoration service.

However, the noises he has heard at Glanmire House have convinced him that there might be something supernatural within his residence.

To add to his suspicions, he heard rumours that Pearse had once lived in the building. He decided to investigate the rumours and discovered that the Easter Rising leader had signed documents to lease the grounds between 1908 and 1912.

Vickers said: “Ghosts. I never believed in ghosts. Until I arrived here. I wonder if it is he who walks the hallways. Some evenings he or she seems agitated. Then days go by and all is quiet.”

He added that if anyone has any doubts about ‘the validity of this story, you are welcome to come and stay a night or two here’.

Vickers has promised not to exorcise the ghost out of respect for the Irish people.

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