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The Hellfire Club Is Getting A Slick €19 Million Makeover And Visitor Centre

By niallharbison

March 23, 2017 at 11:46am


The Hellfire Club is a well known location in the Dublin Mountains that is said to be haunted, a popular spot for joggers and cyclists coming from Dublin, and a top place to view the city.

It is many things to many people but that is all about to change after plans were submitted to give the whole area a €19 million makeover and turn it into a visitor centre and fully fledged tourist attraction. 

The idea is that with people already coming to this area, a roll-out of better facilities and services could really put it on the map and make it a more prominent spot for locals and tourists to visit. 

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Some of the proposed features in the plan include...

  • A rope bridge at treetop level 
  • Improved trails with signage for runners, walkers and cyclists 
  • A visitor centre, including panoramic viewing areas
  • Cafés and a restaurant
  • Improved parking areas 
  • Links with public transport networks 

Not everybody is delighted with the proposal from an environmental standpoint but we can see how it would make a lot of sense to highlight this wonderful area of Dublin to more people.

As you can see, the views are terrific.  

One of the best views of the city

Day or night

A building steeped in history

What do you think?

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