Oakfield Park Lower Garden

Oakfield Park is the former demense of the Dean of Raphoe, dating from 1739. It is now a privately owned park, with extensive gardens, a narrow guage railway track with diesel and steam engines, follies and sculptures, and several small loughs and ponds. The gardens are divided in two by a public road, with the upper gardens containing the house. I mirrored this division with separate posts for each part of the gardens, and a third with photos of the swans found on the lake in the lower gardens.

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The boathouse on the lake, looking across the water to the castle folly.

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The lake steps.

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Snowdrops at the boat house.

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“Frank’s Bridge”.

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The diesel engine, modelled on Thomas the Tank Engine, with the carriages in the traditional colours of the “wee Donegal” railway.

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A hobbit hole!

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The Slate Urn.

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A view across the lake to the boat house.

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The castle folly.

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Flowers at the castle.

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Looking through an arch in the castle over the lake.

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Inside the “tree circle”.

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Looking along the full length of the lower gardens from the “spiral mound”, and across the road to the house at the top of the upper gardens.

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