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Ciaran Doherty
Works at Tourism Ireland
Attended University of Ulster
Lives in Portstewart, United Kingdom
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The year that was The Gathering in numbers.
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Autumn sunshine and showers means rainbows! #ireland #discoverireland
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Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far. We visited the Hellfire Club on Mountpelier Hill in County Dublin. 
The Hellfire Club is steeped in stories of dark events and the occult. It was built by the famous Irish politician William Speaker Connolly in 1725 as a hunting lodge, however this building wasn't the first structure on the hill. In the foreground of this picture you can see a low grassy mound with some large stones, this could be the remains of the Neolithic passage tomb that William Connolly is said to have had destroyed in order to build the lodge.

Connolly died in 1729 and the lodge lay unoccupied for a time before being acquired by the Hellfire Club. This was a group notorious for excess and depravity. They had famed drinking bouts, during which they always left one chair empty in honour of the devil. There are lots of stories of sacrifices and devil worship associated with the Hellfire Club, I'll try and find more information about these tales for my forthcoming Halloween Special for the Journal.ie. 

The Hellfire Club is certainly a very creepy place indeed!

#hellfireclub #halloween2013 #ireland #irishhistory #irishhistoryandheritage #irisharchaeology #hauntedhouse #countydublin #dublin  
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Irish summer that just keeps on giving! Wee walk along the harbour #ireland #portrush #northernireland
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It's always better on the next slab along. An Irish trio wait for their turn.  

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Ireland heads FORBES' Best Countries For Business list http://onforb.es/1azcfW3
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Nice one... +Ciaran Doherty 
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Sunday stroll #portrush #ireland #autumn where's all the waves at!?
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I'll be in at Xmas most def let me know if ur in vicinity buddy !
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Check out this heavenly spot in County Galway! Almost makes you forget that winter is on its way!! http://www.ireland.com/en-gb/destinations/republic-of-ireland/galway/galway-city
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Derry, United Kingdom