“Blasphemers and Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs” by David Ryan

"Blasphemers and Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs" by David Ryan

"Prostitutes, pimps, cutpurses, murderers and bawdy houses….
What were the hellfire clubs of 18th-century Ireland? Were they really élite groups who engaged in obscene orgies, devil worship and the ritual murder of servants? These questions have intrigued virtually everyone who has visited
the supposed hellfire club meeting place in the Dublin Mountains, or heard the lurid stories that are associated with it. Cutting through this veil of myth and legend, Blasphemers & Blackguards: The Irish Hellfire Clubs reveals the truth about these mysterious societies."