On Saturday, April 29, 2023 the Essex Chapter of the Order of the Friendly Sons of
the Shillelagh will hold its 53nd Annual Dinner Dance at The Hanover Manor in East
Hanover, 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, McLean Ave Band and the Essex Shillelagh Pipes
It is with much pride that we announce Eamonn Ryan and Patrick O’Rourke as our
2023 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
Our 2023 Friend of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is The Women of Irish
Heritage-Northern New Jersey organization. They are strong supporters of our
Order, who are dedicated to fostering Irish culture and serving the needs of the
greater area communities.
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. As we are at a new venue, there will be limit
to the number of tickets being sold, so please act early!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Dance!
Dinner Dance Chairman