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Glebe House and Gallery

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Address: Churchill Road | Church Hill, Letterkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: 074-37071
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An underestimated gem

Underestimated, great information on the man, Derek Hill, not just his great artistry. Very detailed tour information, so enjoyable and the items on display, just fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Underestimated, great information on the man, Derek Hill, not just his great artistry. Very detailed tour information, so enjoyable and the items on display, just fantastic. Definitely worth a visit.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Glebe House and Gallery, Lough Garton, Glenveagh National Park. Unfortunately the gallery was closed as they were installing a new exhibition. However, we were expertly escorted around the house by an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. This is the home of Derek Hill a keen collector of art and a painter himself. There are a few rooms decorated with... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is about 10 miles from Letterkenny and is situated in a beautiful, scenic part of Donegal. Having been in the house some time ago, our visit this time was to view the portraits on display at the Glebe Gallery. We were not disappointed. Not really a portrait fan, I was interested to see this exhibition as it had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day exploring the house with Clare our guide. The house and grounds are beautiful. Never knew there where so many different types of wall paper, the back to front loo was amusing as well. The gardens are well laid out with a lake for there center piece. Don't forget to look for the tree with its own... More 

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Buncrana Co Donegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old house and gardens Staff lovely and we'll informed.Nice coffee shop too.Great for afternoon out or as part of tour of Donegal

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The house is well worth a visit as its a tribute to the artist who lived most of his life here, from his paintings, sketches and personal artefacts the house and contents are maintained to a very high standard and the tour guide makes it even better. If you are in the area it's definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a hidden gem in the Donegal hills on the edge of Lough Gartan and is well worth a visit. Four euros - yes €4! gets you a guided tour of a beautiful Georgian house with fantastic artworks scattered on every wall, hall even the bed. The guide was excellent and allowed time for people to potter round and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We arrived on what we discovered was "Free Wednesday" to find a very packed car park. However it was very well stewarded and we had no problem parking. Tours were all booked out in advance so we had to wait for an hour and a half. We enjoyed a coffee in the pleasant cafe and took a stroll through the... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Called in for a coffee while out driving and decided to take the tour of the house. By the way the coffee/tea rooms are lovely. Quaint, Clean and friendly staff. We asked about the tour and were informed one would take place soon. Anyway we were so lucky, only two of us on the tour as it was the last... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The Gallery is small, however it held some wonderful portraits by Irish artists. While visiting there was a tour of the adjacent house that was owned by artist Derek Hill. He gave the house, gallery and surrounding gardens to the Irish people and it is now managed by the OPW or Office of Public Works. The tour takes about an... More 

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