Double stabbing at Hell Fire Club leaves two hospitalised
Two men were in hospital last night after being stabbed at the Hell Fire Club, a ruined building in the Dublin Mountains.
The violent incident took place yesterday afternoon.
Gardai attended the scene after the alarm was raised at around 3.45pm.
Two of the men were brought to Tallaght Hospital where their conditions were unknown last night.
Gardai from Rathfarnham are investigating the incident, but there have been no arrests made so far.
The Hell Fire Club is the better known name for Montpelier Hill, a popular walking spot in south County Dublin.
While investigations are at an early stage, the incident is not believed to be connected to any organised crime faction.
Officers are investigating if the injured men knew each other and last night were continuing to search for evidence in the area. It was reported that the two victims were campers, but gardai were unable to confirm this last night.
Local councillor Francis Duffy, who lives close to the scene of the stabbing, said it was a very unusual incident to happen in the area.
The area is a popular spot for families and hikers but it wouldn’t be the sort of area that would attract field drinkers or people taking drugs, he said.
“You get all sorts of walkers that go up there but it’s a long way to walk,” he told the Herald.
A spokesman for the Garda press office said gardai are equally baffled as to what happened. “We don’t really know what went on,” he said.
The club is now the ruin of a former hunting lodge, situated at the summit of the 363 metre-high hill.