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Glebe House and Gallery

Churchill Road | Church Hill, Letterkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Letterkenny
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 22, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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