Friendly St Patricks Society New York City

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick New York City

The next time you're visiting us here at The Strand Cahore for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, why not have a stroll around and read some of the interesting historic pieces that line our walls including the Friendly Sons of St Patricks' celebration dinner from St Patick's Day in 1903 in New York City!

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in The City of New York 119th Anniversary Dinner 1903

Founded in 1784 by Irishmen who came together to provide assistance and support to their fellow countrymen in the adjustment to life in the new world, The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick in the City of New York is the oldest charitable institution in the city. They carry on the traditions of their founders by focusing their charitable efforts in three areas within the City of New York: education, Irish Arts & Culture, and, in keeping with their origins, legal immigration services. The Society holds several events throughout the year for the purposes of charitable fundraising and social engagement amongst their membership. 

Featured in our restaurant are pieces from a dinner celebration that took  place in Delmonicos restaurant in New York City on St Patricks' Day 1903. The musical programme for the event with Bayne's Orchestra included:

  • Miss Clara Winter - Harpist
  • Mr John J. Cassidy - Barytone
  • Mr Geo. W. Mitchell - Tenor
  • Mr Chas J. Dunne - Accompanist

Delmonico's was operated by the Delmonico family at 56 Beaver Street in Lower Manhattan, and had a reputation as one of the nation's top fine dining establishments. Among the original to use the Delmonico's name, this restaurant was birthplace of the widely imitated Delmonico steak, and is credited with being one of the first American restaurants to allow patrons to order from a menu à la carte, as opposed to table d'hôte. It is also said to be the first to employ a separate wine list.



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