Protests held at Hell Fire Club ahead of proposed €19m tourism project

Protests held at Hell Fire Club ahead of proposed €19m tourism project

A large protest was held at the Hell Fire Club yesterday ahead of the proposed development of the ancient site.

The protest was organised by groups including the Save the Hell Fire action group, the Friends of Massy’s Woods and the Hell Fire and Massy’s Residents’ Association.

The proposed €19m tourism project would see a visitors centre and exhibition space, panoramic café, toilets, changing facilities, walkers’ lounge and an education centre.

The emerging proposal also includes a tree-top walk between the Hell Fire and Massy’s, car and coach park facilities, improved trail network with signage and minimal conservation works both at the Hell Fire Club and Massy’s Estate.