Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains under excavation

Archaeologists excavate in the area of the Hell Fire Club, located on Montpelier Hill in Dublin Mountains, Ireland. The site is known for its 18th century lodge built with stone taken from destruction of two large passage tomb.

Excavation at Hellfire Club (by Raidió Teilifís Éireann)
Excavation at Hell Fire Club (by Raidió Teilifís Éireann)

The Hell Fire Club was built as a shooting lodge for politician William Conolly in 1725. In 1735 the lodge was leased to one of the leading figures in what was known as Dublin’s Hell Fire Club, a group of aristocrats, supposedly involved in debauchery and dark deeds.

Archaeological fieldwork at the site (by Raidió Teilifís Éireann)
Archaeological fieldwork at the site (by Raidió Teilifís Éireann)

A structure believed to be an ancient passage tomb to the rear of the ruins of the Hell Fire Club is being excavated. The exports are trying to uncover the remains of the stone cairn that once formed the main mound of the tomb. Archaeologists discovered also flint tools, charcoal and burnt bone fragments believed to be 5000 years old.

(after Raidió Teilifís Éireann)


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    Love history and live in tallaght I’d love to learn more about this thanks

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