Enjoying panoramic views of Dublin city and bay
On a clear spring day in Dublin, we drove about half hour out of the city to hike up Montpelier Hill, which is part of the Dublin Mountains and commonly known as the Hell Fire Club. At the top of the hill, we were treated to stunning views over Dublin city and bay. To the northeast, you can spot Howth jutting out into the sea. Some other landmarks are also visible, such as Dublin's iconic Poolbeg chimneys. We also took a walk through the eerie Hell Fire Club building, which sits on the hill, in ruins. Despite the structure's association with demonic practices in the 18th century, the hike is a pleasant one and the hillside is a lovely spot for an afternoon picnic.
By Briana Palma
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Mountpelier, Co. Dublin, Ireland