Dublin’s Hellfire Club: Ancient tomb uncovered at site known for supernatural

Started by gash, October 29, 2016, 11:45:06 pm

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Anyone who's watched a horror film knows you never build a house over sacred burial ground.

But, it's been confirmed that an infamous 18th-century hangout for rich, young Dublin men with a taste for dark deeds and blasphemy broke that rule big time.

The notorious Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains was built on an ancient tomb.

The destruction of the tomb, to provide stone for the club's building, kick-started a local belief that the club was tangled up with the supernatural.

Excavators said the "exciting discovery" was made as part of a dig delving into the history of the site.

They believe it was an ancient passage tomb, similar to the 5,000-year-old Newgrange in County Meath.

Read more : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37719101
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