Glebe House and Gallery

Glebe House and Gallery, Letterkenny: Address, Phone Number, Glebe House and Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Glebe House and Gallery
4.5
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Francesca
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
A must in Donegal! We saw the Turas exhibition in the gallery and then taken round the Derek Hill's House by a very knowledgeable and personable guide Kathleen. The house and history is fascinating, the art, decoration and all the pieces are beautiful, eclectic and individual, provided with hostoryand context, and a lovely, homely, unchanged kitchen. Also told about the history of nearby Glenveagh Castle qnd surrounding area, so a good and comprehensive overview of the region! Short of moving in, I would recommend it!
Written 8 October 2021
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james cush
4 contributions
Oct 2020
Relaxing place to visit, there a lot of information about Donegal and what can I said about the art you could spend hour's looking and lovely gardens to sit or walk run.
Written 14 September 2021
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G99D6W
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
Aug 2020
Loved and cared for. That's how I felt after my visit to the exhibition at Glebe Gallery. Adrian and the staff here clearly love the place and Derek Hill's work and it shines through. Derek Hill's paintings and his collection are wonderful and a lovely insight into local life. I have been here before when the house was open, a gem, and hope to get back sometime soon when everything is open. Thank you very much.
Written 18 August 2020
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Sharron
Letterkenny, Ireland5 contributions
Sep 2019
Well worth taking the tour around the house it's very informative. The setting and grounds are also very beautiful and worth a visit on their own
Written 21 February 2020
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EWDOWNS
Rathmullan, Ireland9 contributions
Oct 2019
A docent led tour of Derek Hill's home is very special. The house has been maintained as though the artist is still in residence. The art collection is lovely. We were able to tour the grounds on a beautiful autumn day.
Written 3 December 2019
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Brian Marshall
14 contributions
May 2019
Having organised a group visit, I must congratulate Adrian and June the on providing an excellent,very informative tour of the house. (the Gallery wasn't open that day) . Their insightful knowledge and abiity to answer questions posed by a very varied group was terrific.
Written 15 November 2019
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Mrs M
Belfast, UK6 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a fabulous tour of this unique house bursting with paintings, wonderful furniture,fabrics and many other collector's items. It was such an opportunity to view this collection. Our tour guide Mary Friel was absolutely fabulous. Her knowledge of the house was beyond anything I have experienced on such tours. The highlight was her knowledge and description of the art work. She was inspirational and her enthusiasm was infectious. Her knowledge and detail of the paintings is mind blowing. One tour of this house even with Mary's seemingly endless information is not enough to digest and fully appreciate this collection. To have a house with a collection as this in rural Donegal is unbelievable. I am already looking forward to my next tour.
Written 8 November 2019
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Go700215
2 contributions
Sep 2019
Never, in all my travels and tours, have I ever had the pleasure of experiencing such an informative tour. Our tour guide, Jane, knew Derek Hill personally, as well as many of the other people who spent time at Glebe House, and was, therefore, incredibly knowledge about all aspects of the property. The house itself is filled with personal treasures of Derek Hill and the guide knew the story behind each and every one; which she often answered with incredible enthusiasm. Lovely way to learn about Derek Hill and other local and international artists. The house was intimate and perfectly reflects Derek Hill's style. The grounds are also lovely for a wander after the tour. The learning experience is much more valuable than the price of the tour (5 euro for an adult, 3 euro for a child/student). I can't wait to host visitors in Donegal, so that I can share this special place with them.
Written 30 September 2019
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BJOB
Kirkcudbright, UK34 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Four of us joined the tour and Jean was a fabulous guide, her enthusiasm was contagious! Such a mixture of art and artefacts in a beautiful setting. Not all to our taste but worth seeing through the eyes of the collector - Derek Hill. Jean not only shared her in depth knowledge of all the art but also great stories of Dereks life in the house.
Written 28 September 2019
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I M
Donegal38 contributions
Jul 2019
Loved our day out here - visited the gallery - superb artwork on exhibition - lovely informative staff that really promote all that Donegal artists has to offer - well done Glebe House. You can also bring your own picnic to relax in the gardens as tables are provided - so peaceful. There is also a superb coffee/tea house indoor, or you can also sit outside if you wish. I loved the chairs and tables in courtyard area. This is a perfect place to just walk around or 'just be' for a few hours and relax and clear your mind of hustle and bustle. You must visit the house itself - great to hear the history about Derek Hill etc... Keep up the good work Glebe House - so good to have a place like this to visit in our beautiful Donegal, Thank you to all concerned - We loved it.
Written 14 September 2019
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