Where is the Hellfire Club?

The hunting lodge, popularly known as the ‘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.

What is the nearest town to the Hellfire Club?

Montpelier Hill is located in South County Dublin, approximately 12.8km southwest of Dublin City Centre and approximately 6km southeast of Tallaght and 6.5km south of Rathfarnham on R115 road to Glencullen.

How to get to the Hellfire Club

Getting to the Hellfire Club By Car

The easiest way to get to the Hellfire Club is by driving (access via the R115), as there is a carpark at the base of the hill.  Though do be advised, that on a weekend (particularly on fine days) the carpark gets extremely busy and overflows onto the narrow roadways adjacent to the site.

Getting to the Hellfire Club By Public Transport

The nearest bus stop to the Hellfire Club appears to be the Dublin Bus Stop 6282 at Ballycullen Road (Hunter’s Avenue).  This stop appears to be served by the Number 15 bus.  From there Montpelier Hill would be around a 40–45 minute walk.

Who owns the Hellfire Club?

The Hellfire Club and Montpelier Hill are owned and managed by Coillte for use as a commercial forestry plantation and as a popular asset for public recreation.

Is there a charge to visit Hellfire Club?

It is currently free of charge to visit the Hellfire Club and Montpelier Hill, though please note that the carpark has a gate that automatically locks.

Hellfire Club Opening Times

Hellfire Club car park open 7am – 9pm (April to September) and 8am – 5pm (October to March)

Hellfire Club Carpark

There is parking for 70 vehicles at present, the carpark can be extremely full at peak times (weekends and fine summer days).  You are advised not to leave belongings visible in your car unattended.