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Glebe House and Gallery

Address: Churchill Road | Church Hill, Letterkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-37071
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Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Letterkenny
Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums

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Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent art gallery set in a rural setting which you could add on to a trip to Glenveagh National park if you wish as it is quite near it. This was originally built to house the works of Derek Hill the artist but combines other contributors as well and they have quite a few events on indoor and outdoor weather... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is definitely worth a visit. Lovely historical house with fantastic gallery. There is also lots of lovely areas for picnics, so it's the perfect place to make a day trip to.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

With friends we visited this wonderful house. We were shown around by Jean who is a simply terrific guide. Having known and spent time with Derek Hill she has dozens of great stories which illustrate his life and work. She really is a huge bonus for any visitor. The choice of work on show is fascinating and gives a wonderful... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful place for picnic. Went here on Heritage day so was a lot to see and do (music/storytelling/face painting for the childer). Gallery was not open but would be normally at other times. Usually they have good exhibitions worth a look.

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Stockton, England
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited this place last week following walk to Glenveagh National Park. It is amazing. If you get a chance have Jean show you around. She is brilliant at bringing this house and home come to life from the start at the front door seeing Derek Hill's portable easel, his portraits, his kitchen and his bedroom to his guest bedroom. You... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is not too far from Glenveagh National Park. The museum is in a Georgian era house once owned by artist Derek Hill. Not only was he a painter but also a great supporter of other artists, a true renaissance man. Do not miss the house tour. That's where all the truly great art is. There is also a rotating... More 

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Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Glebe House and Gallery can truly be described as one of the main highlights of County Donegal. In Glebe House there is a permanent collection of paintings by former owner Derek Hill, but also works by Kokoshka, Renoir or Picasso are charmingly displayed. Also very impressive are the 'sea scapes' of Tory Island painter James Dixon. In the adjoining gallery... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We firstly visited the Gallery which had an excellent Scott exhibition on , then we went to the coffee shop for a cup of tea , scones and cake which was lovely , homemade fresh and good value. We then did a tour of the house - an amazing collection of art and memorbelia ..Picasso's , Renoir's and naturally some... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just like a previous reviewer suggested - this was one of those places that completely catches you by surprise. We arrived early and found we almost had the place to ourselves. We took a walk in the garden which was beautifully arranged and runs down to a lake renowned for its fishing. The house itself is the big attraction here-... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is one of those delightful surprises which make Donegal so special. Very helpful and well-informed staff. Don't miss the tour of the house - admission is remarkably inexpensive. It's a sort of time capsule of the life of society portrait painter, Derek Hill. He knew everybody there was to know in the '60's and '70's. He also encouraged the... More 

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