What a pleasant surprise, in such a remote location, to find an art gallery as good as this. This early-19th-century house on the shores of Lake Gartan was once home to noted English painter Derek Hill (1916–2000), who donated the house, along with his personal art collection, to the Irish state in the 1980s. And what a collection—highlights include paintings by Picasso, Renoir, Jack Yeats, and Oskar Kokoschka, along with rare Islamic and Far Eastern art, and original William Morris prints. About 300 works are on display from the permanent collection, plus temporary and special exhibitions. The house itself is worth seeing too—a handsome Regency building, surrounded by pretty woods and gardens, stretching down to the Lough. The house can only be seen on a guided tour, and space is limited to 15 people at a time.
Atlantic Highlands› Attraction
Glebe House & Gallery
Signposted from R251, 17km (10 1/2 mi) northeast of Letterkenny, Church Hill, Co. Donegal
Our Rating Hours Gallery: July–Aug and Easter week daily 11am–6:30pm; late May–June and Sept Sat–Thurs 11am–6:30pm. Last tour 1 hr. before closing. Grounds open year-round. Phone 074/913-7071 Prices Admission €5 adults; €4 seniors; €3 students and children; €13 families Web site Glebe House and Gallery
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