Hellfire Hill: a human and natural history by Michael Fewer has just been published by South Dublin Libraries.
Michael Fewer is an architect, environmentalist and writer who has been walking the landscape around Hellfire Hill, or Montpelier, for the past 45 years. He imparts the knowledge he has gained in that time in this, his latest book.
The history of the hill is covered from ancient Neolithic times to the ghoulish tales of South Dublin County’s most infamous landmark, the Hell Fire Club, as well as the natural history of the landscape.
Speaking at the launch of Hellfire Hill in Timbertrove Café yesterday, Mayor Gus O’Connell said, “Michael really knows the area like the back of his hand so I’m delighted that he has put pen to paper and recorded his extensive knowledge of Hellfire Hill, preserving it for generations to come. South Dublin County Council through its library service is delighted to promote our history and heritage by publishing this book.”
Hellfire Hill: a human and natural history is available from all branches of South Dublin Libraries now, priced €8.00. It is also on sale in Timbertrove Country Store and Café and online from http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/bookstore.