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|Elevation||3,396 ft (1,035 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
|Area code(s)||458 and 541|
Donnybrook is a historic unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Donnybrook is located about 20 miles south of Antelope, and 10 miles east of Ashwood. The area was first known as "Axehandle", and later as "Kilts".
Donnybrook is located at donnybrook", named for the Donnybrook Fair, which took place in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland) among some Irish sheepherders during the homestead era. At one time Donnybrook had a school.. The name was coined by Joe Brannon for a brawl ("
Jesse Kilts homesteaded in the area, and when a post office was established on September 15, 1914, it was named for Mr. Kilts, whose wife, Ruth, was the first postmaster. Kilts post office closed on June 29, 1940. According to Oregon Geographic Names, Kilts was considered a newcomer in the area, and longtime residents have always called the locale "Donnybrook" instead of "Kilts". Modern atlases show the locale as "Donnybrook". The location of Kilts post office moved many times, as was common in the pioneer era. According to author Ralph Friedman, as of 1993 only one of the private homes in which the post office was located was still standing, all the rest having been burned or torn down. Kilts, which is the only one of the three locations not marked as a "historical" populated place by the USGS, is shown as currently being located at , about 4 miles east of Donnybrook.
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