The Office of Public Works

Glebe House and Gallery

Glebe House, the home for nearly thirty years of the renowned artist Derek Hill, is situated on rising ground, beside Lough Gartan, east of Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal.

Originally known as St Columb’s, the 1828 Regency-style house is decorated with William Morris textiles, and collections of Islamic and Japanese art. The full collection includes three hundred works by leading twentieth-century artists such as Picasso and Kokoshka. Irish and Italian artists are especially well-represented.In 1981, Derek Hill donated St Columb’s, its contents and the gardens to the Nation. Hill’s studio and guesthouse were transformed into the Glebe Gallery displaying items from the Derek Hill Collection as well as providing a location for travelling exhibitions. The house and gardens are displayed in an informal manner, as though Derek Hill was still in residence.

Glebe House and Gallery are operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

Plan a Visit

Opening hours, location, transport and more.

Online Tour

Take the tour from the comfort of your armchair!


View highlights of the permanent collection.


Information for teachers and students.

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Glebe House & Gallery, Co Donegal, Ireland.
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