Lifford (Leifear in Irish as pictured above) is the county town of Donegal, Ireland. It is the administrative capital of the County and the seat of Donegal County Council. It is known as the ‘Gateway to Donegal’, this is because it is the first town you enter in Donegal when travelling from Dublin on the N2. Lifford is located in the Finn Valley area of East Donegal where the River Finn meets the River Mourne to create the River Foyle. It is situated across the River Foyle from Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and is connected to that town by Lifford Bridge. Lifford has several noted buildings. One is the Old Courthouse & Museum, located across from the HQ of Donegal County Council in the Diamond area of the town. The museum houses a permanent display of O’Donnell clan documents and artefacts, as well as minute books from various institutes in Donegal.