Dublin Hellfire Club

The upper-class Irishmen of the notorious Dublin Hellfire Club engaged in pseudo-satanic rituals, drank alcohol, and hired prostitutes. Richard St. George (shown second from right) helped to found the club. The members’ behavior and values contradicted those of the majority of the Irish population.

The Hellfire Club, Dublin
Painted by James Worsdale
ca. 1735
Oil on canvas 
National Gallery of Ireland Collection Photo © National Gallery of Ireland