Hellfire Club Archaeological Project: Week Four Update
This year’s dig at the Hellfire Club has finished, and we have made some really exciting discoveries. So now the excavation is complete the process of post-excavation analysis begins!
The excavation was a fantastic experience, and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our wonderful excavation team of
Ros Ó’Maoldúin, Lee Scotland, Brí Greene and volunteers Mark Heffernan, Stephen Matthews, Laura O’Gorman, Christina Hughes and Michala Nagyova and of course Róisín Burke for all of her essential work behind the scenes. We’d also like to thank Rosaleen Dwyer and South Dublin County Council, Jesper Petersen and Coillte and the Dublin Mountains Partnership, Prof Muiris O’Sullivan, Dr Steve Davis, Conor MacDermott and University College Dublin, the Discovery Programme, Earthsound Geophysics, Ken Williams and Dr Elizabeth Shee Twohig for all of their invaluable help and support throughout the project.
We’d especially like to thank everyone who came to visit us during the excavation, from locals, dog walkers, schools and local historians –we felt so incredibly welcome and honoured to help to tell the story of this remarkable place.