Lifford is a small town with a big reputation as it is the County Town and administrative centre for the County Council.
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 (mostly modern County Donegal), 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 fromStrabane (in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) 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'
The town has several restaurants and bars, and an impressive modern cinema complex. One can enjoy the culture and history of the town in the Seat of Power Visitors Centre at the Old Court House, or dare to place a bet at the Grey Hound Racing Track, a guarantee night of fun and laughs for the light hearted.