Oakfield Park

Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe

Duration: 180 mins

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A lush landscape containing parkland, mature woodlands, formal gardens, lakes and breath-taking vistas surround the beautifully restored Oakfield House which dates back to 1739. Oakfield Park includes beautiful walled gardens with deep flower beds, a kitchen garden, flower meadows, ponds, streams, wetlands, a parterre, a castle, a classical lakeside Nymphaeum, garden sculptures, heritage listed trees and a newly established international collection of oaks.

The park can be explored on foot or by train on the 4.5km narrow gauge railway. Bring the family and spend hours exploring the Secret Jewel in the Heart of Donegal. Children’s slide and swings, picnic benches and WC provided for visitors.

Contact: David Fisher

Tel: 074 9173068
Email: estatemanager@oakfieldpark.com


  • Easter – Thursday 29th March to Sunday 8th April, 12-6pm.
  • Summer season – Wednesday 11th April to Sunday 30th September.
  • Wednesday to Sunday during April, May and September 12-6pm.
  • Seven days a week during June, July and August 11am- 6pm.
  • Open on Bank Holidays (ROI and NI)
  • Trains operate on the hour from 12 noon to 6pm on weekends and Bank Holidays and 2pm, 3pm & 4pm on weekdays.
  • The Steam Engine ‘Duchess of Difflin’ runs on the last Sunday of each month ‘Steam Sunday’.

Our restaurant ‘BUFFERS’ will be open each day the park is open, plus on select evenings, special dates and special events. Opening details will be available on Facebook and on www.buffers.ie. Group bookings welcome.

  • Garden tours available on request.
  • Partial access for wheelchairs.
  • Picnic and Play Area available.

Check the website www.oakfieldpark.com for details of special events and directions.

Admission: Adults €8, Children €5, Under 3’s Free. Train: Adults €5, Children €3, Under 3’s Free. Family Pass Park & Train: 2 Adults & 2 Children €30 (Save €12) 2 Adults & 3 Children €35 (Save €15). 1 Adult & 2 Children €25 (Save €4) 1 Adult & 3 Children €30 (Save €7).

Directions: From Letterkenny take the N14 towards Lifford. Pass the turning for Raphoe (R236). Take next right (L2374) as Signposted. Continue for 3⁄4 miles. Carpark on left is signposted. From Raphoe take William Street (R236), turn right before the mart onto the Lifford Road (R264) then first Left (L2374) as signposted opposite Raphoe Hardware. Proceed for half a mile. Carpark on right is signposted.
GPS 54.8774, -7.5749

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