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Parks & Gardens in Donegal


Donegal is a County blessed with such a diverse range of public and private parks and gardens. From carefully tended intimate cottage gardens to public parks and woodlands, Donegal has a wealth of peaceful havens for lovers of flowers and trees. Donegal Garden Trail promotes garden visiting as a collective effort in County Donegal, encouraging garden visiting as an educational and leisure activity.

Donegal Garden Trail: Oakfield Park

Oakfield Demesne,Raphoe

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Oakfield Park is located near the Heritage town of Raphoe, Co Donegal and is a privately owned estate and home to Ireland's longest miniature gauge railway. Nestled in a lush landscape consisting of award winning walled gardens to ponds, lakes, a lakeside Nymphaeum, a hedge maze, heritage trees and sculptures. Our crowning glory is a 4.5km miniature gauge railway with a diesel and steam train operating passenger trips daily. This is a magical way to explore the park s gardens as the train passes through flower meadows, beautiful woodlands, willow tunnels, boardwalks, heritage trees and sparkling streams and lakes. After a day rambling around the parklands, you can refuel in Buffers Garden Restaurant, which is open daily and serves a delicious selection of home baked goodies, light bites and meals - all created with produce from the park and gardens.

Admission: Adults Euro 9. Children Euro 6. Family passes, 2024 Seasonal and Gold Passes available, visit our website for details

Directions: Search for Oakfield Park on your sat nav or enter the Eircode F93 XY1R. Take N14 Lifford - Letterkenny Road. Take left turn at Drumbeg (L2374) signposted for Oakfield Park. Proceed for approx. 1.7 km. Carpark on the Left.


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Opening Hours

2024 Season 20th March - 29th September

We are open from 11am to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday March, April, May & September

We are open 7 days per week through July and August from 11am to 6pm.

Buffers garden tea rooms is open every day that the park is open plus for select evening events.

Last admittance and last orders in Buffers strictly at 5.30pm.


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