Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Hell Fire Club on Montpelier Hill
Standing just outside of Dublin, high in the mountains, built on an ancient cairn, and far enough away from the city that nighttime activities weren’t going to raise any unwanted questions, is Montpelier Hill. Originally a hunting lodge, it was built in 1725 by a speaker in the Irish House of Commons named William Connelly.
The building seemed to be doomed from the start; not long after it was completed, the roof was blown off in a storm. Supposedly, it was a message that someone wasn’t happy with its presence there.
Connelly died only a few years after he built the hunting lodge, and Montpelier Hill lay abandoned for several more years until it took on an even more ominous air as the meeting place for Dublin’s Hellfire Club. Read more here