Dinner Dance

Dear Friends:

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 the Essex Chapter of the Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh will hold its 52nd Annual Dinner Dance at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ from 6:00 to 11:00 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 ­­­­Ryan’s Express and the Essex Shillelagh Pipes & Drums.

It is with much pride that we announce Thomas (T-Mal) Malkinski and Mark Moran as our 2022 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 2022 Friend of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is Michele McCue Shaffer, a generous and dedicated supporter of our Order, a distinguished member and participant within the community and an individual with strong Irish roots.

We have chosen to dedicate this year’s dance to the memory of Kay Slattery.  She was a strong supporter of the Irish community, a community leader and selflessly dedicated to improving lives of those in need.   

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 contact any member of the committee, order on-line via our website at www.shillelaghclub.com/dance, or return the enclosed advertisement and ticket request forms.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Dance!

Chris Coughlin
Dinner Dance Chairman
(201) 532-6503

[email protected]


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