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Activities in Donegal

Donegal provides a brilliant backdrop for the plethora of activities which the county offers. Golfers need not go far to find a green, anglers can cast upon the many lakes & rivers, or one could simply trek along the vast landscape on horseback. Donegal is yours - go explore.

Oakfield Park - Gardens, Railway, Tea Rooms

Oakfield Park, Raphoe

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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 par-terre, a castle, a classical lakeside Nymphaeum, garden sculptures, heritage listed trees and a newly established international collection of oaks. The gardens can be explored on foot or by train on the 4.5km narrow gauge railway.

Oakfields brand new tea room and restaurant will be open every day for garden visitors serving a delicious selection of home baked goodies, light bites and meals, created from our own garden produce. Enjoy a freshly brewed coffee or tea and so much more as you relax in this fabulous inspiring new space and enjoy the views, as the Donegal sunshine floods in from the gardens outside. Bring the family and spend hours exploring the Secret Jewel in the Heart of Donegal. Group bookings welcome. Childrens slide and swings, picnic benches and W.C. provided for visitors. There is partial access for wheelchairs. Check Oakfield Parks website and facebook page for more information and events. Group and gardens tours available on request.


Easter Holiday; Friday 7th to Sunday 23th April. Open each day.

Summer season from 26th April to 1st October, 2017.

Gardens open 12 to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday during April, May, June and September.

Gardens open 7 days a week during July and August. Open 11am to 6pm each day.

The gardens will be open on Banks Holidays (R.O.I and N. I.)

Trains operate at 2, 3 & 4pm weekdays and from 12 to 6pm on weekends and Bank Holidays

The Steam Engine Duchess of Difflin runs on the last Sunday of each month Steam Sunday BUFFERS tea rooms will be open each day the gardens are open.

Group bookings welcome. Garden tours available on request.

Partial wheelchair accessible. Picnic and Play Area available.

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


Entry: Adults € 8, Children €5, Under 3½s Free.

Train: Adults €5, Children €3, Under 3½s Free.

Family Pass: (includes entry and trip on the train)

2 Adults & 2 Children €30

2 Adults & 3 Children €35

1 Adults & 2 Children €25

1 Adult & 3 Children €30

Annual Passes and Gift Vouchers available.

For further information & enquiries please telephone +353 (0)74 9173068 or email gardens@oakfieldpark.com


Opens daily Jul 15 2019 11:00AM
Closes daily Jul 15 2019 6:00PM
Fee Charge


  • Cafe
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible


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