Performing in 2016
Notice: website being updated
The John O’Brien Festival website is currently being updated in preparation for the 2016 Festival. There may be a mix of old 2015 content and new 2016 content online for the next few weeks, as well as a few ‘gaps’ as old information is removed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
Stone the Crows!
Heading to Narrandera for the 2016 John O’Brien Festival? Why not stay in the area and attend the Stone the Crows Festival in Wagga Wagga the following week?
Wagga Wagga’s Stone the Crows Festival is a unique event designed specifically for grey nomads. It doesn’t matter what sort of recreational vehicle you travel in, whether it’s a caravan or a motorhome, a fifth wheeler or a camper trailer, a campervan or a tent – everyone is welcome at the fourth annual Stone the Crows Festival. There are old friends to catch up with and new friends waiting to be made.
The 2016 Festival will start on Tuesday March 22 and finish up with a gala night on Monday March 28.
Visit their website for more information.
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!