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.

old-courthouse-lifford

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.

Holiday Homes in Lifford

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.

Seisiún Thir Chonaill, Dungloe

Seisiún Thir Chonaill, Dungloe Seisiún Thir Chonaill is a unique Irish festive weekend of trad sessions, workshops and live music and dance of the highest standard. The festival centers around a Pub...

Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny

Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny The Aura Leisure Centre is a superb modern Sports and Leisure facility on the outskirts of Letterkenny Town. It is situated close to O' Donnell Park GAA grounds and...

The Dunlewey Centre : Ionad Cois Locha

The Dunlewey Centre : Ionad Cois Locha Dunlewey in Gweedore is the location of Ionad Cois Locha Visitors' Centre (The Dunlewey Centre) - a community-based tourism culture and arts development. Ionad...

Drumnatinny Beach

Drumnatinny Beach is located along the shores of Ballyness Bay on the North West coast of Donegal approx 3km north of Falcarragh Town.

Narin Blue Flag Beach

rin Blue Flag Beach is located close to the town of Glenties on the western coast of Donegal. This fine sandy beach is over two kilometres long.

Glenevin Waterfall Inishowen

The spectacular Glenevin Waterfall is located 2km north west of Clonmany village on the Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal

Donegal Garden Trail

Donegal Garden Trail - The Donegal Garden Trail is a voluntary initiative that seeks to promote garden visiting in the county and helps to raise funds for charity.The Garden Trail now has...

Top 5 things to see on a day trip to Derry City

Top 5 things to see on a day trip to Derry City – Derry is noted for its 17th Century walls – better known locally as ‘The Walls’ – and a walking tour is a must for anyone who visits the City.

The Mill Restaurant Dunfanaghy

The Mill Restaurant Dunfanaghy - The award winning Mill Restaurant has an idyllic location on the shores of New Lake on the outskirts of Dunfanaghy - a place which has become a haven for seabirds in...

Lurgybrack Open Farm

Lurgybrack Open Farm is a special place where all the family can spend the day together watching the animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to a range of friendly farm...
Share
Tweet
+1
Pin