Stunning New Drone Footage of the Hell Fire Club

The Hell Fire Club is undoubtedly one of the most famous landmarks on the Dublin Mountains skyline, but this stunning new drone footage from Rob Clifford Video gives a whole new perspective on it. As well as the fantastic views over the city, the video clearly shows evidence of the ancient past of the site which was originally a passage […]

Hellfire Hill: a human and natural history

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 […]

Tallaght Historical Society Talks 2016/17

Tallaght Historical Society’s Lectures for the 2016/17 season have commenced. All lectures take place at 7:00 p.m. in the County Library, Tallaght, and all are welcome. No booking required. 2016 October 11th – Life after the Twelve Locks by Mick Kinehan November 8th – Dublin from Old Photographs by Cormac Lowth November 22nd – The […]

History and Heritage 2015 Events

Whilst we are all looking forward to National Heritage Week which runs between 22nd and 30th of August, sometimes, you have to admit, a week is not enough, especially when it relates to something you have a particular interest in. That is why the Library Section of South Dublin County Council have devised a programme […]

The History of the Parish of Cruagh: An illustrated account from the 6th to the 20th century

The parish of Cruagh, situated near Rathfarnham, appears in the 18th century as containing the town lands of Cruagh, Glendoo, Jamestown, Newtown, Orlagh, Tibradden, Woodtown and Killakee. Today Cruagh is just a townland, after the parish was united with Whitechurch and Tallaght. It is likely that St. Dalua, a disciple of St Patrick, founded a […]

South Dublin County Guided Heritage Walks

As part of our History and Heritage events this year, the following guided heritage walks are happening around the county over the coming weeks. No booking necessary & all welcome! Templeogue Saturday 16th August 11am. Meet at The Templeogue Inn (The Morgue) in Templeogue Village. Guide: Tomás Maher. Massy’s Woods, Killakee Thursday 21st August 11am. […]

Spooky South Dublin

As we near 31st October, it’s time to dust off the ghost story books and spook ourselves a little! The legends surrounding the Hell Fire Club are probably South Dublin’s most famous chilling tales,  but there are plenty of other ghoulish stories to get you in the mood for Halloween.  The Ghost of Old Bawn […]