The Old Courthouse Lifford

The Old Courthouse in Lifford can be found just 15 miles away from both Letterkenny and Derry. Situated in the capital of Donegal the Old Courthouse was built in 1746 and once upon a time hosted some of the most hardened criminals in the country.

Today it is home to a museum which has proved a hit with locals and visitors alike with things to do and see for the whole family. The Old Courthouse offers live tours which transport you back in time to where you can see and hear what it was like in Donegal’s original county jail.

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You face arrest from the jails very own strict prison guard who can do anything from throw you into solitary confinement in the dungeons or banish you to the stocks in what is all part of a thoroughly entertaining one man show with tales to be spun from the likes of United Irishman James Napper Tandy, ‘Half Hanged’ MacNaghten and Mad Mary Kelly.

This authentic Old Courthouse experience is fun for all ages and once you have successfully served your time there are a host of other things to do.

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The Courthouse’s very own Bistro is set in what was once Donegal’s Grand Courtroom and it offers a dining experience like no other. Specialising in modern Irish cuisine it caters for everyone whether you are after a light snack, a main course or just a wee treat. The Bistro’s traditional breakfast and lunch menus have proved a hit with visitors and the option to cater outside opening hours is available for conferences and parties.

A new addition to the Old Courthouse in 2013 is the Clans room which calls for any descendent of the famous Donegal clans to get involved. The O’Donnells, MacSweeneys, O’Gallaghers, O’Boyle’s and many more are invited back to spend The Gathering at the Old Courthouse. This new addition to the Courthouse will provide great historical significance as it looks back at the ancient clans of Donegal who have their roots in the County.

Entry price to the Clan room is included in the standard tour admission. For more information on opening times and admission prices phone the Old Courthouse Lifford on +353 (0)74 914 1733 or visit their website at http://liffordoldcourthouse.com/

Old Courthouse Lifford

The Old Courthouse Lifford – built in 1746 and once upon a time hosted some of the most hardened criminals in the country.

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