So no one guessed correctly. We were at the Hell Fire Club last week! Not that I'd expect anyone to know that considering some of the people in the car had never heard of it. According to very reliable sources (I'm sure) it was built in 1725 on Montpelier hill in the Dublin mountains by the speaker of the Irish parliament William Connolly as a hunting lodge. It was later taken over by the Dublin Hellfire Club, young aristocrats involved in all kinds of debauchery and it's reputation was worsened by the fact that it was supposedly built on the site of a stone age cairn (passage tomb, built 4500-200 bc).
There's a famous story that goes along with the legend of the Hellfire Club about a young man who arrived there one night seeking refuge. A card game ensued amongst the inhabitants and their guest. One of the players dropped a card and upon leaning under the table to retrieve saw that the young man had a cloven hoof in place of a foot. He then disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Spooky right? I remember reading a very similar story when I was younger about a place called Loftus Hall in County Wexford. Nowadays it is mostly a tourist spot and a place for hill walkers to take in the great view of Dublin. Oh and where adolescents go to get up to all sorts of "indecent" activities. You can read more about it here or elsewhere on the web if you care to google it!
Why is there a photo of a child's watering can and a dead bee you ask? Good question!
Hope my scary stories haven't put you off visiting Ireland!
Hope you've had a good start to the week,