Specials & Exhibition Pieces


Below are a few of our more unusual or spectacular pieces that we have on display in our store and at exhibitions, and are not for general sale. However as new sticks are being made everyday it may be possible to let some pieces go, once a suitable replacement is available.

Showroom Centerpiece

Chieftan's Staff.

Unique and very substantial, it is very rare to discover such an incredible item in

Blackthorn. 4 feet long, it is too large for practical stick fighting and on the heavy side for a walking staff. A style brandished by tribal chiefs in times gone by for ceremonial purposes and to signify prestige

Display centerpiece in our store in Shillelagh since 2007. Not currently for sale.

Millennium Stick

Awesome blackthorn stick, carefully seasoned and prepared before being fashioned into a walking stick on January 1st, 2000 giving it the unique status of

being the first stick made in Shillelagh in the Third Millennium. Inscribed as such, it bears the auspicious date and the stick makers signature.

                                                                                                     Not currently for sale.

Top Heavy

40" fighting stick boasting a huge root ball knob, 12" in circumference.

Another example of a very rare find.

Warriors Battle Club

A very fine example of the type of stick wielded by warriors in battle in ancient times. This type of weapon was banned in Ireland under the Penal Laws causing

stick fighters to modify their weapon so that it would pass for a walking stick.

Double Trouble

Extremely rare item, fashioned so that it has a striking head at each end.

Shamrock Stick

Beautiful Shillelagh fighting stick with a uniquely formed head resembling the shape of the shamrock. Discovered in an abandoned farmhouse, it has been

lovingly refurbished in our workshop. More than 100 years old,  and bearing  the scars of a rumbustious past, it now sedately adorns our showroom.

The Stick Makers Pet

Beautifully balanced and weighted example of the ancient battle club. Fashioned in 1998, it remains the stick makers Home Security System.

Gandalf Staff

Classic Blackthorn staff, fashioned from the root up, to resemble that famous staff wielded by Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings

Love Hurts

Beautiful 17" club with a uniquely heart shaped head.

The perfect gift for one's True Love perhaps, it also bears the inscription 'Gra mo Chroi' meaning Love of My Heart(life)

Heavy Hitter

Awesome fighting stick 42" long with a 1.5" shaft. Finished in 2014 with a beautiful look and feel to it.

Even Heavier Hitter

What we class as a bludgeon, a crude club, a style brandished by a  réiteoir (referee) at organised inter clan or inter faction fights. The champion of each side would face off and should others try to join in, the réiteoir could wade in, swinging

such a stick to call order. The unusual size and shape made it less likely he would be mistaken for an adversary in the heat of the combat.