Glebe House and Gallery, along with its 25 acres of beautifully tended grounds and gardens, sits on the shore of Gartan Lough, about five miles from the Donegal town of Letterkenny. Formerly the residence of artist Derek Hill, it contains a notable art collection. The house has a colourful history -- previous guests include Greta Garbo. The entire Glebe House property, including collections, was given to the nation by Derek Hill in 1981.
The gallery features some of the most famous paintings by Irish artist Jack B. Yeats (brother of William) such as Whippet Racing and The Ferry, Early Morning.
- The collection contains over 300 pieces, including three by Picasso, and pieces by Renoir and Kokoshka
- The gallery also features the distinctive Irish folk art creations of Tory Island inhabitants of the Donegal area.
- The house itself is also furnished with some exquisite pieces.
Seasonal Access Only
Important Note: The art gallery can only be visited during summer (beginning of June to end of September) and only by guided tours are offered, for a small fee. Access to the grounds, however, are permitted all year round.
Glebe House. Image by Liam Moloney