Plan a Visit

Opening Hours

Opening dates for 2017

15th until the 23rd of April (Gallery only).

27th of May until the 1st of October.

On these dates the house and gallery are from 11am to 6.30pm. In June and September they are closed on Fridays.

The last tour is admitted one hour before closing.

Uaireanta Oscailte

Dátaí oscailte le haghaidh 2017

An 15 go dtí an 23 Aibreán (Gailearaí amháin).

An 27 Bealtaine go dtí an 1 Deireadh Fómhair.

Location

Glebe is located eighteen kilometres from Letterkenny on the R251.

Transport

There is car and coach parking available free on site.

The Glebe House and Gallery

Drag the yellow figure to the red pin to explore the site at streetview level.

Facilities

A Café is open during the summer months, serving hot drinks and light lunches.

The gallery has access for disabled visitors on the ground floor only.


Tours

The house is accessed by guided tour only. These are available throughout the day, and have a maximum of fifteen people per tour.

Visit

The average length of a visit to Glebe is an hour and a half. Guided tours of the house take approximately forty-five minutes.

Photos / Video

Photography and video are not permitted.

Admission

Admission to the gallery is free.

Ticket prices for the house (includes guided tour) are: €4 (adult), €3 (senior/ group rate), €2 (child/ student), €10 (family).

Access to the house is by guided tour only.

Holders of the Heritage Card gain free admission. The first Wednesday of every month is free for everyone. School groups are also entitled to free entry.

Also in the Area

Glenveagh National Park

Distance: 8.8km.

One of six national parks in Ireland, and 16,000 hectares of mountainous and forested wilderness. The Visitor Centre is at the north end of Lough Veagh.

Donegal County Museum

Distance: 16km.

Housed in the Warden’s House of the old Letterkenny Workhouse (built 1843), the museum’s collection of more than 7,000 objects illustrates the history of Donegal from earliest times to the present.

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills

Distance: 27km.

A fascinating early nineteenth-century complex containing 400-year old buildings, and one of Ireland’s largest working waterwheels.

Colmcille Heritage Centre

Distance: 16km.

The story of Colmcille and early Irish Christianity is told in a series of exhibits, panels, and audiovisual presentations.

Churchill Village

Also known as Church Hill and Minalaban (the Irish is Mín an Lábáin), Churchill is an attractive small village only eight miles from Donegal’s biggest town, Letterkenny.

Hot food, coffee, and a pint later in the evening can be acquired from one of the three pubs. If you are staying later in the evening, traditional music can be heard on Wednesday nights. The village is surrounded by three beautiful and scenic lakes. The highlight of the year is the annual Church Hill Fair, comprising a huge variety of events.

You can also read about the history of the house before your visit.

Find out about the origins of Glebe House as a rectory, before its transformation to St Columb’s Hotel and later, the home of Derek Hill.

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