Local Writer Maurice Curtis Publishes new Book
This latest book from historian, novelist and long-time Haroldonian, Maurice Curtis, is the story of the infamous HELLFIRE CLUB (on Montpelier Hill in the Dublin Mountains) and its origins in an area of Dublin called HELL, during Dublin’s Golden Age.
For it was in HELL that the club’s aristocratic founders first met to establish the club. We will discover the many outrageous personalities such as Pimping Peg, the Sham Squire, the ‘Speaker’ Conolly, Buck Whaley, Laetitia Pilkington, Darkey Kelly and the ‘King of Hell’ – all of whom feature in the story of the Hellfire Club.
We will hear tales from the crypt, the Forty Steps to Hell, bawds, bagnios and brothels, the statue to the Devil, as well as the Devil’s snuff box. The book is available from Alan Hanna’s in Rathmines, and Amazon, as well as from your local library.