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Glebe House and Gallery

Churchill Road | Church Hill, Letterkenny, Ireland
074-37071
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Letterkenny
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Donegal , Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful house,I love the grounds,Colm the guide was excellent .I just loved everything about this experience and top it off great coffee and cake served by Linda who had such a lovely manner and was so friendly.

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U.K.
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The gallery and coffee shop were both closed - and there was no time to wander through the extensive grounds, only to note, in passing, the 100-year-old tree (oak?) - so I saw only the house. I like to see what decor and furnishings individual artists choose to live amongst and Glebe House, left intact when the artist moved to... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Unfortunately this was closed until 31st May but we did walk round the garden and down to the lakeside lovely views and the house is beautiful from the outside!!

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Liverpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Lovely,peaceful place by the loch. Nice butties and cakes. Drive back and go to Callaghans in Church Hill and see the lovely turf fire with Kathleen

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donegal
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Glebe gallery is a vista where you can go to enjoy the house, its paintings, the galleria, the coffee shop and its wonderful garden and lake. Its in an ideal location of peace and tranquillity.

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Dungloe, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Well, what can I say. Lovely setting for this art and countryside 'mix' treasure. What I liked in particular was that Glebe Gallery actually displays local artists work as well, which is so great. It's lovely for a trip any time that you are passing by, drop in for a stroll. Mr Hill certainly knew it was a treasure, and... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

DEREK HILL'S gift to Ireland could not be more special, as the home he lived in, the studios where he painted, all is lovingly preserved--what a treasure, and an unexpected find. While the countryside is littered with horrid debris from the Celtic Tiger excesses, this compact architectural jewel is tucked away alongside the water, surrounded by gorgeous plantings.... plus the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Delightful setting and grounds. Gallery full of fascinating pictures and, currently, letters. House, as always, a delight. Totally comfortable, a place one could imaging moving into immediately and living there happily - particularly with al those pictures on the walls. Love the Recketts Blue Hall - now I know the recipe I can do it at home. Really nice little... More

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