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Glebe House and Gallery

Explore a world-class collection of art

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Glebe House and Gallery

Explore a world-class collection of art

See all opening times

Limited Access

Gallery open: 11:00 - 18:30 Daily. Closed on Fridays for Sep - Oct
Gallery Closed 01 November
Free Admission
Cafe Closed
Glebe House closed.


Adult: €5.00
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Gallery – Free of charge.

Getting here

Co. Donegal
F92 WP70

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Glebe House and Gallery

This elegant Regency house, dating from 1828, is set in woodland gardens near the town of Letterkenny in County Donegal. The celebrated painter Derek Hill lived and worked here from the 1950s until the 1980s, when he presented the house to the Irish state – along with an extraordinary collection of art.

Hill was a man of exquisite taste. The house itself, is as he left it – beautifully decorated with William Morris textiles and furniture of oriental design. His collection includes hundreds of works by some of the leading lights of the art world, such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Louis le Brocquy and Auguste Renoir. There are also choice pieces from further afield, including Japan and the Islamic world.

Hill’s studio, which adjoins the house, has been transformed into a modern and stylish gallery, which now plays host to changing exhibitions.

Opening Times

23 May – 1 November 2020

11:00 – 18:30

Last admission 17:30

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Seasonal Opening Times


The Gallery is open for Easter, from 11 to 19 April 2020.


In June, September, and October the House and Gallery are closed on Fridays


Co. Donegal
F92 WP70

074 913 7071

Getting Here

18km from Letterkenny on R251

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  • Art
  • Baby Changing
  • Brochure
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Exhibition
  • Family Toilet
  • Guided tours


  • Limited Access
  • Uneven walkways

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