Olde Shillelagh Stickmakers is a family business which thrives in the small village of Shillelagh, in the heart of Ireland. Nestled in a valley in the mountainous county of Wicklow, Shillelagh is a pure example of Irish architecture and living.
Liam O Caidhla has been making sticks for years. The skill has been in Liam's family since the time of his great-grandfather Denis and has been passed down through the generations. Liam works with his son, also Denis, crafting these sticks and keeping the tradition alive.
The business is growing and the craft is still being developed and perfected in producing Shillelaghs in the traditional styles which will meet the demands of modem living. The art of making Shillelaghs is a series of processes taking from 2-4 years, from the moment a stick is cut to the moment its lucky owner lays eyes upon it.