One of my favourite places to visit is the beautiful Glebe House and Gardens near Churchill in Donegal. The house sits on an elevated site overlooking Lake Gartan.
I went there today with my friend Jonny. There was a fine Irish mist but it was quite warm. Regardless of the weather it is a most peaceful and inspiring place to spend a few hours.
Glebe House and Gallery near Letterkenny, County Donegal, is well worth a visit by anyone who loves art. Near Lake Gartan, the house itself was built in 1828 and is a Regency House set in woodland gardens. It is decorated with William Morris textiles, as well as Islamic and Japanese art. Access to the house is by guided tour only. Tours are limited to 15 people and last 45 minutes. The Derek Hill collection is also housed on site and features 300 works by leading 20th Century artists like Picasso, Kokoshka as well as Irish and Italian artists. A variety of exhibitions take place in the gallery adjoining the house.
I am going to open a portfolio for the images of Glebe House and Gardens for anyone who is interested in the life of Derek Hill, the English portrait and landscape artist whose home this was until his death in July 2000.
Panasonic Lumix TZ30
Photo straight from the camera