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.

  • Mariana McCool Avatar
    Mariana McCool
    23/09/2020 - Google

    We got a beautiful day with the weather and this added to a lovely afternoon spent at Oakfield Park. Took the train and ate at Buffers which was very nice.... read more

    5 star rating
    02/09/2020 - TripAdvisor

    Superb!! We loved this place , it is absolutely beautiful !
    There's so much to see and lots of walks to enjoy .
    You could very easily spend an entire day here and...
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    Norma Laird McConnell Avatar
    Norma Laird McConnell
    31/08/2020 - Facebook

    still finding paths we havent been on, a fabulous adventure everytime for the family

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    Tracy Murphy Wilson
    31/08/2020 - Facebook

    Beautiful family day out and a massive thank you to your very kind staff member who worked beside the trains for offering our saint bernard water through out the day,... read more

    Christopher Milligan Avatar
    Christopher Milligan
    25/08/2020 - Google

    Really enjoyed our trip here, the narrow gauge railway was fantastic and the kids really loved it. The walks through the gardens and grounds were brilliant and really helped time... read more

    Sultan Khan Avatar
    Sultan Khan
    20/08/2020 - Google

    Great for the kids. Wonderful open spaces. The playground by the entrance proved to be very popular but the train was the best part of the day. Short but... read more