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“Heritage day”

Glebe House and Gallery
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Letterkenny
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heritage day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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.

Visited August 2014
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Stockton, England
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Eclectic, eccentric and excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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 can even rummage around in Derek Hill's wardrobe and see his eclectic collection of art from around the world. A truly memorable experience with an interesting exhibition of the work of Patrick Scott including a video on his use of gold in his artwork. For the price of 3 Euros this is an absolute gem of a place to visit.

Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden jewel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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 exhibition next door. Plus the location itself is beautiful with lovely grounds next to a picturesque river

Visited August 2014
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Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb museum and gallery set in beautiful garden!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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 there was a temporary exhibition of the works of Patrick Scott: Image Space Light. It was a retrospective because Scott died in February of this year.Though I didn't know the man and his paintings, the collection was a pleasant and interesting acquaintance for me.
Fascinating man, on one hand designer for big firms like Bus Eireann and on the other hand peace activist in his later days, with his paintings about bombing and explosions. And always exploring the Irish culture.
After the visit to the museum and gallery I enjoyed a nice walk in the garden around Glebe House, and it seemed to me that this garden looked like a piece of art in its own right.
In this region of Donegal you can also visit Glenveagh National Park or walk around Loch Gartan, or visit the little village of Churchill.

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
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“An eclectic mix of treasures - well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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 amazing Derek Hill paintings! Our Guide around the house was excellent ! Well worth a visit

Visited July 2014
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