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Discover Truly Horrible History

Experience a tour with a difference at Lifford Old Courthouse as your students learn about life in Lifford Jail.  Your students won’t just be told about the cramped conditions, the painful punishments and the disgusting diet, they’ll get to experience them!

As well as being terrific fun, our school tours are also great unique learning experiences and perfect year round, not just at the end of term.

If you’re looking for an activity with a difference, then look no further than our Junior Jailbreak Escape Room activity.

Junior Jailbreak is a kid’s version of our popular Jailbreak Escape Room. Kids are placed in a room filled with puzzles and locked boxes and need to solve these puzzles to unlock a box containing a key to escape the cell.  With 30 minutes to escape from the cell they’ll have to work together as a team in order to achieve their aim.  Great for older classes.

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Guided Jail Tour

Guided Jail Tour + Wanted Poster

Junior Jailbreak Escape Room

Junior Jailbreak Escape Room + Wanted Poster

+ Lunch

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book?

Simply complete this contact form and we’ll get back in touch with you.

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?

We can currently accommodate groups of up to 60 for guided tours.   We can always cater for large groups in a way that works to create the most enjoyable experience for all involved.

Can I ask questions?

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

Is it fun?

We hope so!  Our tours are intended to be informative and fun, perfectly catered for school kids.

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Children Loved It

Thank you for the tour, the children loved it and I will definitely be recommending you to other schools.

Had a Ball

Thanks for taking such good care of us, the students had a ball and are still raving about it.

Highly Recommend

Took our youth group here last night, all 28 kids loved it and Patrick our guide was great! Would highly recommend it.

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The Old Courthouse,
The Diamond, Lifford,
Co.Donegal, Ireland, F93 CD6F

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Office: +353 74 914 1733

Out of Office: +353 87 2669 257

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