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Fun for all the family!

Guaranteed family fun for all ages as you explore life as a prisoner in the historic Lifford Jail!  It’s also a great way to get kids interested in history.

You won’t just be told about the cramped conditions, the painful punishments and the disgusting diet, you will get to experience them for yourself. Fun and informative, this is a guided tour with a difference and perfect for all ages!

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Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Kids)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book?

Simply click BOOK NOW and select the date and time you would like to book for here on our website.

How long does the tour last?

Depending on group size your tour generally lasts between 40-60 minutes.

How many people can take a tour?

Our tour sizes range from 2 to 20 people for single tours. Our minimum number required for a booking is 2 people.

Is there an age limit?

Our tour is suitable for all ages.

Is it scary?

There’s nothing on the tour designed to frighten you!  However, because the cells are over 200 years old and quite dark, younger children can often get a little frightened.  There’s also a few mannequins that might startle you, but we promise they won’t move!

Can I ask questions?

Yes!  We actively encourage it.  Our tour guides are passionate about history and love it when students ask questions. 

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing warm clothing, particularly during the colder months.  Flat shoes are also preferable.

Is it fun?

We hope so!  Our tours are intended to be informative and fun.  Our tour guides are able to cater tours to each individual group, so whether you’re a history buff or someone who is just interested in a fun day out, we’ll be able to meet your needs.

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Fun & Informative!

Well worth a visit. The tour was fun and informative. Our guide was brilliant and really made the whole experience enjoyable. We also did the jailbreak and managed to get out in time. Staff really nice and reasonably priced event!

June 2019

Guide was Fantastic

Went there today as a family of four, kids 14 and 12 and it was fantastic! We had lunch (lovely food and staff) before we did the tour.  Our Gaoler/Guide was fantastic.  He was helpful, funny, friendly and full of information. I couldn’t recommend the place highly enough. We had a fabulous day.

August 2022

Roaring Success

I took a blind leap and took a gang of children here recently for my child’s birthday, and wasn’t sure what to expect. I have to be honest. It was a roaring success. The staff were lovely, warm and accommodating. The warden was just a perfect fit for the role and was both informative and had the kids in fits of giggles. The adults found it just as enjoyable. 

October 2019

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Group Tour

Want to plan a visit for a larger group? No problem, just get in touch!

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School Tour

A school tour with a difference that your class won’t forget in a hurry!

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This project is supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Pobal through the Community Services Programme.