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From Dublin: Hellfire Club Excursion

Product ID: 23414
For those who dare, take a trip to Dublin's infamous Hellfire Club tucked away in the ominous Montpelier Mountains. Hear tell of satanism, the occult, and terrifying stories of ghosts, as told by an expert storyteller.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
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  • Take a tour to the desolate Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains, led by an expert guide
  • Enjoy a private bus ride while listening to the haunted legends of Dublin along the way
  • Be prepared to feel supernatural sensations when you visit the club, as visitors have in the past
  • Get an exclusive tour: this is the only tour that dares to visit the Hellfire Club
Full description
Board the Hellfire Express and attempt to unravel some of the most haunting legends and myths around. Venture out of Dublin city center, past St. Patrick’s cathedral, Rathfarnham castle, and Kilakee house, as you make your way towards the ominous Montpelier Mountains.

The Montpelier club, more commonly known as the Hellfire club, dates back to 1725, and is known worldwide for its association with Satanism and the supernatural.

The club has witnessed activities that should not be seen by anyone on this earthly plain. It is not unusual for visitors to feel a sense of unease and foreboding as they explore the desolate landscape. This is not a tour for the faint hearted.

Your storyteller will recount the history of this place, including the destruction of the ancient megalithic monuments, the exhumation of the demonic statue, and dwarf skeleton. Learn about evil rituals such as black masses, human and animal sacrifices, and the infamous card game involving the cloven-hoofed visitor.

Please wear warm and waterproof clothes, plus comfortable footwear. The paths are not lit, and you must turn your cell phone off–a limited number of torches are available, but it is best to bring your own.
  • Private bus tour to the mountains
  • Expert guided tour and storytelling of the Hellfire Club
  • Torches available
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks after the tour

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Meeting point

Tour departs outside Ned O'Sheas Pub, Lower Bridge Street, at 7:00 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The local tour operator accepts no responsibility for personal injury, theft, or harm of any nature, during the tour, and reserves the right at all times to refuse admission, or cancel a tour
• By attending the Hellfire special tour, you confirm that you are of suitable mental and physical health for a tour of this nature. Strictly Adults only – this is not a funny tour but a serious exploration into the myths and legends of the hellfire club
• The tour involves a brisk 20 minute uphill walk, not suitable for those with breathing difficulties
• Please note that there are no toilet facilities in the Dublin Mountains
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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Great view! Good Leadership! But a little bit to expensive.

The tour guide was very detailed and on time. You can feel that it is lived with passion. Locally it was not as scary as expected. But that was also because it was in broad daylight;) Sure, the scary stories are part of it, but so are the scientific facts. The latter was missing something. For example: http://irisharchaeology.ie/2016/10/excavating-a-prehistoric-tomb-at-the-hell-fire-club-dublin/ On the way to the Hellfire Club on the bus, the tour guide also talked extensively about the genesis and the founders and members of the club. Here he also mentioned an oil painting, which can be seen in the National Gallery of Ireland: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/hellfire-club-dublin Too bad he did not have a picture of it to show us what he's talking about. On the whole, very nice tour.

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June 18, 2018

not for the faint hearted.

There is a long walk up a dark path from where the bus stops, sensible walking shoes and warm clothing a must especially as the weather can turn quickly, the walk for me was enjoyable, the guide told stories of myth &legend as well as recent stories of the area and club, the view from the club is worth the climb, each room of the club had a story. A ver good tour

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November 20, 2016


Tour guide was lovely, friendly and very knowledgeable.

September 30, 2017

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Product ID: 23414