Free things to do in Co. Donegal - Free Entry art galleries, country parks, museums and visitor attractions.
Glebe House Gallery (The Derek Hill Collection), Churchill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
The collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists; Picasso, Kokoshka as well as Irish and Italian artists. Exhibitions are shown in the adjoining gallery.
Open: Easter (Apr 23rd - 1st May)
Daily 11.00 - 18.30 / Closed from May 2nd to May 27th / Re-opens 28th May - 2nd Oct. /
Open Sat - Thurs in June & Sept 11.00 - 18.30 (closed Fris) - Open Daily July & August 11.00 - 18.30. / Last entry 1 hour before closing / verage Length of Visit: 1.5 hours
Glebe House Gallery - Free of charge.
Admission Fees charged for entry to Glebe House (Museum)
Tel: +353 74 913 7071
Facilities Exhibitions, toilets, and car/coach park. / Coffee shop (Summer months only) Seating capacity: 50
Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal
Glenveagh National Park lies in the heart of the Derryveagh Mountains in the north-west of Co. Donegal. It is a remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of rugged mountains and pristine lakes. The Park, over 16,000 hectares in extent consists of three areas. The largest of these is the former Glenveagh Estate, including most of the Derryveagh Mountains. To the west are the quartzite hills around Crocknafarragh and to the south, the peatlands of Lough Barra bog, Meenachullion and Crockastoller.
Admission to the National Park and Visitor Centre is Free.
Cars are not allowed beyond the visitor centre however a chargeable shuttle bus service is available to take visitors to the castle and gardens.
Castle Tour: Chargeable - Admission to Glenveagh castle is by guided tour only and takes aprox. 30mins.
Garden Tours on request: Chargeable
All family events and shorter walks run by The Nature Team are Free of charge.
The National Park is open to the public all year round, apart from Good Fri and Christmas Week.
Park open Mar - Oct 10.00 - 18.00 (last admission 17.00)
Oct - Mar 09.00 - 17.00 (last admission 16.00)
Those wishing to take the chargeable guided tour of Glenveagh Castle should note that during the summer months demand can be high and therefore early arrival is advisable.
Newmills Corn and Flax Mills, Churchill Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
The oldest surviving building at Newmills Corn and Flax Mills is said to be 400 years old.
The whole of Newmills Corn and Flax Mills is an interesting reminder of a stage in the industrial development of Ireland which has now given way to a more sophisticated, but usually far less fascinating technology.
Visitors to Newmills can experience the pleasure of seeing one of the largest waterwheels in Ireland in action as it drives the machinery of the corn mill.
Opening Hours: 26th May - 31st Aug. Daily 10.00 - 18.00 / 1st - 28th Sept: Thur - Mon 10.00 - 18.00.
Last Admission 45 minutes before closing - Average Length of Visit: 1 hour
Admission is Free of charge
Facilities: Exhibitions, car park, toilets, disabled toilets.
Telephone No: +353 74 9125115
Stephen Diggin's Studio Gallery,
Lower Main Street, Buncrana,
The artist's own gallery - "Artwork Blending The Boundaries
Between Imagination and Reality, Shaping The True Beauty Of
A Timeless Ireland... and Beyond"
Browse (and purchase if you like) the paintings on display at your leisure in a friendly atmosphere.
No matter the season,nature here is always at her calming best, with even her tempests providing sanctuary for the human spirit...
Tel: +353 (0)74 9361925