On Saturday, May 4th, 2019 the Essex Chapter of the Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will hold its 51st Annual Dinner Dance at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ from 6:00 to 11:30 PM. Our dance has become a warm tradition and one of the top social events on the Irish-American calendar, and this year will be no exception.
The evening will include a 90-minute cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner, an open bar, and live entertainment provided by The McLean Avenue Band, DeNogla-Ardmore Irish Dancers, and the Essex Shillelagh Pipes & Drums.
It is with much pride that we announce Mr. Oliver “Ollie” Browne and
Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Lonergan as our 2019 distinguished honorees. Both are loyal members of our Order and community who have tirelessly contributed their time and energy over the years as dedicated members, committee heads, trustees and officers. They are individuals who represent the best of Irish and American values and are well deserved Shillelagh Men of the Year.
Our 2019 Friend of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is Ms. Julie Wester, a generous and dedicated supporter of our Order, a distinguished member of the community, a Seton Hall Prep faculty member and an individual whose Irish traditions can be traced back many years.
To help remember our Dinner Dance, we will once again publish a commemorative journal. To place a message or advertisement in our Dinner Dance Journal, or to obtain tickets to the dance please utilize the links listed below.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Dance!
Dinner Dance Chairman