Oakfield Park is an eighteenth century Georgian Deanery, which has won several National awards for the restoration of its gardens and buildings. Sitting in a lush landscape of parklands and mature woodlands, overlooking the distant Croaghan Mountain, the grounds include a traditional walled garden and kitchen garden.

Sumptuous greenery by the lake at Oakfield Park
Sumptuous greenery by the lake
The ‘Duchess of Difflin’ steam engine
The ‘Duchess of Difflin’ steam engine


A trip on the train is the best way to see all of the Lower Gardens. Over 4.5km of narrow gauge track, weaves its way through the trees, revealing many pleasing vistas. The railway takes you around the lake and grounds passing the Castle Folly, the Tree Circle with the “Orb” and the awe inspiring “Long Sleeper” sculpture on the Spiral Mound before returning to the Station.

Buffers Restaurant at Oakfield Park Raphoe


BUFFERS is an oasis in the heart of Oakfield Park. Surrounded by a rich abundance of flora and fauna, enjoy stunning views of the lake, external seating areas or looking through the panoramic windows.

  • mark chambers Avatar
    mark chambers
    24/12/2020 - Google

    Great night away for the kids... the little train journey around the grounds in the darkness, and illuminations everywhere was brilliant

    5 star rating
    22/12/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Santa Express By FAR the best Santa experience we have visited. Every part is so well planned and feels so professional. From the train to the grotto to the outdoor entertainment and... read more

    5 star rating
    17/12/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Santa Express 2020 I visited the Santa Express on 12/12/2021 with my Mum and my 4 yo son and I could not rate this experience highly enough.

    My son had the best...
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  • RoseMMoore
    5 star rating
    15/12/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Santa express What an experience!!! Having never been to Oakfield Park before, I was a little apprehensive considering we're in the throws of a pandemic! However my worries soon disappeared. Strict covid... read more

    1 star rating
    14/12/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Santa train The Santa express train isn't bad but is over priced. Been to cheaper Santa trains and they are every bit as good. The elves will single you out if you... read more

    James B
    5 star rating
    14/12/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Exceptional Santa Express Experience 2020 The Santa Express is absolutely fantastic this year (2020). My family and I attend the Santa express every year, and I must say this year was the best to... read more