On October 1st, 2017, the Essex Chapter of the Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh celebrated its 50th Anniversary. This is a tremendous milestone for one of the largest and most influential Irish-American organizations in New Jersey.
The basis of our organization is and always has been to nurture our ancestral heritage, serve as an ambassador to our community in charitable endeavors, and foster our family and friends.
It is with much pride that we announce our 50th Anniversary Dinner Dance Gala honorees: The Knox Family, Michael Tevlin, and Kenneth Karl Burke.
Harry Knox was a founding father of the Shillelagh Club, and he and the entire Knox Family have been steadfast supporters of the Club and the extended Irish-American community.
Michael Tevlin and Kenneth Karl Burke have both served as president of the Club and continue to work tirelessly as ambassadors for everything positive that the Shillelaghs represent.
We are delighted that our honorees have graciously accepted and are looking forward to a night of celebrating the Shillelaghs.
The Gala will take place Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ, from 6:00PM to 11:30PM. The evening will include a 90 minute cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, a full open bar, and the best in live entertainment provided by The Eamonn Ryan Band and The McLean Avenue Band. We will also be entertained by the DeNogla-Ardmore Irish Dancers, and the Essex Shillelagh Pipes & Drums.
To help celebrate our Dance Gala, we will be publishing a commemorative journal. T0 place an ad in our journal or to obtain tickets to the Gala please contact any member of the committee, order online via our website at www.shillelaghclub.com/dance, or return the enclosed advertisement and ticket request forms.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Gala!
Dance Gala Chairman