Donnybrook is a smallish town on Highway One that is the last centre of substance before Bunbury. Donnybrook is also said to be the birth place of the Granny Smith Apple. There in visual evidence from a documented perspective that supports the claim. The community and heritage factors are quite evident. Donnybrook is a nice town that an overnight should be a consideration.
The town of Donnybrook was gazetted in 1894. It was first settled around 1842 when George Nash and others moved to the area. They named the place "Donnybrook" after the suburb in Dublin that they came from. The eastern part of the town was formerly called Minninup. The western portion of the townsite is currently known as Irishtown.
Donnybrook is the home of Western Australia's apple industry. In 1900, the first Granny Smith apple tree was planted, and the apple orchard industry grew after WW1 Apples are harvested between March and May, with apple blossoms prominent in October. Donnybrook's industries also include timber, beef, dairy and wine vines.