Though the project so far has discovered a lot of information about the site, there is still so much to learn about the archaeology, history and natural environment of Montpelier Hill. This project to date has only focused on one small aspect of the overall story, and it is clear that further research, survey and possibly targeted excavation would be required to gain a more comprehensive insight into the archaeological landscape of this remarkable place.
The dig at the Hellfire Club in 2016 revealed a lot of new information about the site. You can find all of the results in the free publication available from www.abartaheritage.ie.
The Hellfire Clubs were founded in the eighteenth century, and were typically comprised of young aristocrats with a shared interest in drinking, debauchery and gambling.
The hunting lodge, popularly known as the 'Dublin Hellfire Club' is located on Montpelier Hill in the Dublin Mountains. The tomb that was the subject of this project is located immediately behind the hunting lodge. Positioned at National Grid / Transverse Mercator: (Easting) 311496 (Northing) 223648, [Latitude: 53:251769 Longitude: -6:330298], at an elevation of approximately 383m above sea level.
The Hellfire Club Archaeological Project is a not-for-profit archaeological research project. It aims to discover the story of Montpelier Hill through a programme of research and targeted excavation.