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Poet John O’Brien is the namesake of Narrandera’s flagship festival.
Narrandera was home to famed priest Monsignor Patrick Hartigan (1878-1952) who published his poetry under the nom de plume “John O’Brien”.
His best known poems include Said Hanrahan, Tangmalangaloo and Around the Boree Log. Books of his poetry are available at Narrandera’s Visitor Information Centre.
Narrandera’s John O’Brien Festival has become an annual pilgrimage for many who appreciate the great humanity and humour of “John O’Brien’s” poetry.
Check out the range of merchandise on display at the Narrandera Visitor Information Centre year-round. Get in early to ensure that you are ‘well versed’ in all things John O’Brien!