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Lifford, Co. Donegal

This article is about the town in County Donegal, Ireland. For other uses, see Lifford .

Lifford is the county town of County Donegal, Ireland. It is the administrative capital of the county and the seat of Donegal County Council, although the town of Letterkenny is often mistaken for fulfilling this role. Lifford lies in the Finn Valley area of East Donegal where the River Finn meets the River Mourne to create the River Foyle.

The town grew up around a castle built there by Manghus Ó Domhnaill, ruler of Tír Chonaill , in the 16th century. It later became a British Army garrison town until most of Ireland won independence as a dominion in 1922. It lies across the River Foyle from Strabane and is linked to that town by Lifford Bridge. Lifford has achieved national recognition in the 2008 Tidy Towns Awards as the best newcomer to the competition in Category 'C'.
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On this page you can see a map of Lifford, see what's on in Lifford, find out how to get to Lifford, find things to see and do in Lifford, visit local websites for Lifford, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Lifford, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Lifford.

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Bus to Lifford

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 32:
      • Dublin (Busras) - Letterkenny (Bus Station)
      • Letterkenny (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
    • 487:
      • Letterkenny (Bus Station) - Convoy (Jctn Ashfield Terrace)
      • Strabane (Canal St.) - Letterkenny (Bus Station)
    • 489:
      • Letterkenny (Bus Station) - Strabane (Canal St.)
      • Strabane (Canal St.) - Letterkenny (Bus Station)
    • 494:
      • Ballybofey (Main Street Butt Hall) - Strabane (Canal St.)
      • Strabane (Canal St.) - Ballybofey (McElhineys)
  • Bus routes operated by John McGinley:
    • 932:
      • N56

Things to See and Do in Lifford

Cavanacor House & Gallery

Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Cavancor Historic House and Craft Centre

Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Cavancor House was built in the early 1600's, the ancestral home of James Knox Polk, 11th President of the U.S.A.

Lifford Greyhound Stadium

Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Greyhound stadium. Race nights Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Lifford Old Courthouse Visitor Centre

The Diamond, Lifford, Co Donegal, Ireland
Built in 1746, this building was used as a courthouse until 1938. Come and witness the trials and experience the dark dungeons and afterwards relax in our restaurant.

Old Courthouse Visitor Centre

Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland
With the aid of the latest audio visual techniques, relive the harrowing experiences of the prisoners in the cells below the courthouse.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Lifford

Central Bar B&B Central Bar B&B

Main Street, Lifford, Co. Donegal
Central Bar B&B offers pet-friendly accommodation in Lifford. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV.

Lighthouse View Accommodation Lighthouse View Accommodation

Stroove Lifford Co. Donegal, Stroove, Co. Donegal
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Lighthouse View Accommodation offers pet-friendly accommodation in Greencastle. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a flat-screen TV.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Lifford

Kerrigan Kerrigan's Cottage

Kerrigan's Cottage, Ballykerrigan, Cloghan, Near Lifford, Co Donegal, Donegal, Co. Donegal
Kerrigan's Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Commeen. The property is 44 km from Londonderry and free private parking is provided. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with oven.

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Map of Lifford