Lifford Old Courthouse and Visitor Centre

The Old Courthouse in Lifford, Co. Donegal dates back to 1743 and was designed by Michael Priestly. The basement was used as the County Gaol and housed debtors, felons and served as an rudimentary asylum. From 1938 to 1994 the building was partly used by Donegal county library board but had fallen into dereliction. In 1994 it was restored by a local committee. Today it houses an award winning museum and interpretative centre which covers 18th and 19th century Irish history.



The Diamond


Co. Donegal

Telephone: +353 (0) 74 9141733


Click here  to see a map showing Lifford Old Courthouse.

Opening Times:

Monday 9.30am -2pm

Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm

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