Glebe House and Gallery

Churchill, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

An artist’s haven set in the Donegal Hills, with works by international artists.

The Glebe House is the former home of the artist and collector Derek Hill. It is set on a hilltop sloping down to Lough Gartan, with the Derryveagh Mountains and Glenveagh National Park serving as a spectacular backdrop.

Derek Hill created a home for himself in the wilds of Donegal that was both unique and inspiring. It’s often said that every picture tells a story; in the Glebe House, everything in the collection tells a story.

The house is decorated with William Morris textiles and collections of Islamic and Oriental art. The full collection includes over three hundred works by leading twentieth century artists such as Picasso and Kokoshka. In addition there are wonderful collections of Irish, British and Italian works.

Derek Hill’s studio and guesthouse was converted into a Gallery in the early 1980’s by the OPW. It now displays a series of curated exhibitions each season.

The gardens at the glebe are an artist’s haven a delightful blend of formal and informal gardens covering twenty acres on the banks of Lough Garten. There are points of interest everywhere with its large swathes of plants and wonderful trees. The gardens are open all year round from dawn until dusk.

Cafe Closed

Glebe House closed

Current Experiences available:

 - Glebe Gallery -    Self Guiding.

 - Exhibitions throughout the year.


Universal access to the ground floor only.


T. 00353 (0) 74 913 7071


Contact Us

Glebe House and Gallery
Nearby Attractions
- Glenveagh Castle & National Park.
Admission Rates
Free Admission
Opening Times
Limited Access:
Gallery open: 11:00 - 18:30. Daily

Closed on Fridays for Sep – Oct., Gallery Closed 01 November.
18km from Letterkenny on R251
- Exhibitions.
- Toilets.
- Car/Coach Parking.

- Tea Rooms:

Glebe Tearooms allow you to enjoy a relaxing coffee or light bite, in the wonderful setting of a landscape largely unchanged since the early twentieth century.

Open 11.00 – 17.30.
Vintage Afternoon Tea is available from
14:00 to 17:00; booking is essential.

Contact the Tearooms directly on 00353 87 329 7169.