The Results of the Hellfire Club Archaeological Project
We hope that you will find all the information you seek about the Hellfire Club dig on our website. We have a full illustrated publication that you can enjoy for free – ‘Sacred Skies and Earthly Sinners; the Hellfire Club Archaeological Project’. You can also learn more about the methods and techniques that we employed, with the results of the dig and find out more about the artefacts. You can enjoy a gallery of wonderful images by local photographer Steven Duffy who was a regular visitor to the dig. You can follow the excavation through our site diaries. You will also discover the history, and the original name of Montpelier Hill. You can enjoy tales from folklore, myth and legend and the story of the Hellfire Club. Finally, you can meet the members of the organisation that Jonathan Swift described as a; ‘brace of monsters, blasphemers and bacchanalians’.
Where is the Hellfire Club?
The Hellfire Club is located on the summit of Montpelier Hill in South County Dublin. It is approximately 12.8km southwest of Dublin City Centre and approximately 6km southeast of Tallaght. Montpelier Hill is owned and managed by Coillte for use as a commercial forestry plantation and as a popular asset for public recreation. At present, it is free to visit, but the carpark can become full quickly at peak times during the summer weekends.
National Grid / Transverse Mercator: (Easting) 311496 (Northing) 223648,
[Latitude: 53:251769 Longitude: -6:330298]
Elevation of approximately 383m.