DONNYBROOK

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.

The Donnybrook kiddy's playground is a world beater. Seeing is believing with this great community asset.

The Donnybrook Hotel is a 100 year plus pub classic. Being the sole watering hole keeps this place busy.

The Oak Tree over the road likewise is a 100 year classic.

The Donnybrook War Memorial is on the southern edge of the cbd.

The public theatre confers that high community values are at work.

The Donnybrook churches are a mix of the very old and very new. The Anglican Church being well over 100 years old.

Visitors will delight in this small town and community. As stated an overnight is recommended.

Heritage diary

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course