Gearing up for 2015

  • Got great ideas? Join our committee!

    Expressions of interest are sought for the 2015 John O’Brien Festival Organising Committee. Volunteers are needed to become members of the planning committee of Narrandera’s flagship festival.

    The John O’Brien Festival is one of the longest running festivals in NSW. The current organising committee looks forward to making some changes to the current format. New people and new ideas are needed.

    Areas volunteers can participate in range from event planning and marketing to general brainstorming. People who are able to work as a team, contribute ideas to the festival, help deliver outcomes and take a hands-on approach are needed. The ability to have fun and enjoy the festival organising process is a must for volunteers!

    Find out more in this Media Release.…

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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.

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