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Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Club Invites Public to Join

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Dear Editor:

I am writing on behalf of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Association located at 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ. There are also two sister Shillelagh Clubs located in Red Bank and Belmar. The West Orange Chapter was established in 1968. The three clubs were established by the Irish community as a way to maintain personal bonds among their brethren and preserve their culture. The club is also a recognized 501C3.

Today, the Shillelagh Club continues with its original goal, while it extends Irish hospitality to the larger community. The club boasts a comfortable pub that is open to the public. The pub is complete with billiards, darts, flat screen TV’s, and a large, new open-air deck. The pub regularly hosts a number of live bands, traditional music sessions, and trivia night. The pub atmosphere is always friendly and there is cold draft beer on tap. The club also has a large hall for private events. Livingston residents make up a sizeable portion of the Club’s membership. Also, a great many Livingston and area residents frequent the pub and the many events hosted by the Club.

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The Shillelagh Club has become a major contributor to a variety of charitable causes. Such charities include The Saint Baldrick Foundation, which raises funds for juvenile cancer research and assists families with stricken children. To date, the Club has raised $600,000.00 for this cause. This year’s event contributed over $50,000.00 dollars to Saint Baldrick’s.

The club also hosts the Testies 4 Breaties Fund, which is a breast cancer charity. In addition, the club regularly hosts a variety of charitable causes, which include an annual toy drive for children of poor families, the ZIM’s Fund which assists wounded warriors and their families, the Mountain League which is the West Orange Little League, The Schott Family Annual Blood Drive, as well as providing college and high school scholarships.The Shillelagh Club also hosted a fund raiser for victims of Super Storm Sandy. A number of professional bands performed at this event, which raised over $13,000.00. The Club also hosts an annual dinner dance, golf outing, the Irish Sports Expo, and a Halloween and Christmas party. Irish dance classes and bagpipe lessons are also taught at the club.  

Last but not least, the Shillelagh Club is greatly involved with The West Orange St Patrick’s Day Parade. The Club has becomes the main destination for many parade revelers, marchers, and bagpipe bands after the parade’s conclusion. Needless to say, one of this the nation’s oldest, most renowned, and merry celebration is heralded at The Shillelagh Club.

In all, the Friendly Son’s of the Shillelagh Club seeks to serve the larger community by extending Irish hospitality and charity. It is a place to see old friends and make new ones and have a good time. You don’t have to be Irish and there is something for everyone. The club is seeking new members and volunteers for the many causes we support. We hope to see you soon. All are welcome.

Scott Harrington is the current club president. For more information please call 973-325-9338 or send an e-mail to ShillalaghEvents@verizon.net

Robert J. Clark

16 Fieldstone Drive 

Livingston, NJ 07039

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