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Free Visits To Donegal Heritage Sites

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Various locations

Take advantage of the fabulous Free Wednesdays’ scheme run by Ireland’s Office of Public Works (OPW). Under this scheme, Donegal Castle in Donegal Town, Doe Castle in Sheephaven Bay, and the Glebe Gallery in Church Hill offer free entry to the public on Wednesdays.

Donegal Castle was built by the O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th century, beside the River Eske.  It is furnished throughout and includes Persian rugs and French tapestries. Information panels chronicle the history of the Castle owners from the O’Donnell chieftains to the Brooke family. Limited access for people with disabilities to the ground floor. Find out more about it here.

Doe Castle, a stronghold of the MacSweeney Clan for almost 200 years, sits on the waterline of Sheephaven Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way off the R245 between Carrigart and Creeslough, Co. Donegal. The castle tower is believed to have been built in the 1420s; the bawn walls and two storey hall beside the tower in the 1620s. Find out more here.

The Glebe Gallery is an 1828 Regency House set in woodland gardens, and decorated with William Morris textiles, and Islamic and Japanese art. The collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists such as Picasso, Kokoshka as well as Irish and Italian artists. Find out more about the gallery here.

 

 

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Date:
October 2
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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