WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Essex Division, is planning its 48th annual dinner dance for Saturday, April 9, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner and dancing to follow at 7 p.m.
This year’s honorees are Shillelagh Men of the Year Joseph Ryan of West Orange and Scott Harrington of Verona. Both Ryan and Harrington are long-time members and past presidents of The Friendly Sons. Also being honored as 2016 Friends of the Shillelagh Club are Sheila and Robert Parisi. The Parisis are long time supporters of the Shillelaghs and Robert Parisi currently serves as mayor of West Orange. All of the honorees have lifelong connections to West Orange and Essex County.
Tickets to the event are available and include cocktail hour, a five-hour open bar, dinner, dancing to The Eamonn Ryan Showband, and performances by The Shillelagh Pipe Band and the DeNogla School of Irish Dance. There will also be a commemorative ad journal highlighting sponsors of the event. It is not too late to support the organization or the honorees with an ad or by purchasing tickets and joining them for an evening of exceptional Irish entertainment.