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.

Surfing at Culdaff Inishowen

Culdaff is a tiny little village which can be found on the North East coast of the Inishowen Peninsula. Culdaff Blue Flag Beach can be found nearby and is one of the finest surfing spots in the country. It is popular amongst surfers across Europe and a number of surf schools operate from there.

Donegal Rally 2013

Donegal Rally 2013 - The Donegal International Rally is an annual sporting event held in County Donegal, Ireland. Organised by the Donegal Motor club it is one of Ireland's oldest annual rally...

The Rosses Fishery Donegal

The Rosses Fishery Donegal - The Rosses Anglers Association has fishing on over 130 lakes in West Donegal. These lakes hold salmon, sea trout and brown trout and all of them are within a five mile...

Mevagh Dive Centre

Mevagh Dive Centre - Mevagh Dive Centre is Donegal's first purpose built Dive Centre. It is situated just outside Carrigart on the North West Coast of Ireland between Sheephaven Bay and Mulroy Bay....

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

Lurgybrack Open Farm

Lurgybrack Open Farm is a special place where all the family can spend the day together seeing the animals and having fun. The centuries old farm building is home to a range of friendly farm animals that children can come face to face with.

Oideas Gael Irish Language Courses and Cultural Programmes

Oideas Gael Irish Language Courses - Why would over 2,000 people, from 22 different countries, spend a week or more annually, in a beautiful but remote valley in Southwest Donegal? Increasing...

Oakfield Park Gardens Donegal

Oakfield Park Gardens Donegal - Oakfield Park is a privately owned house set in 100 acres of magnificent parkland, woodlands and gardens near the town of Raphoe in the heart of County Donegal. The...

The Bluestack Way Donegal

The Bluestack Way Donegal - The Bluestack Way was formed in 1999 and is a 65km long walking route from Donegal Town to Ardara. The route crosses the Bluestack Mountains, with peaks of 600m but the...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This