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Olde Shillelagh Stickmakers

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  • The Olde Shillelagh in the Heart of Ireland
    The Olde Shillelagh in the Heart of Ireland
  • The Shop Display
    The Shop Display
  • Inside the Shop
    Inside the Shop
  • Walking Sticks & Good Luck Charms
    Walking Sticks & Good Luck Charms
  • Early Stages of a Sticks Life
    Early Stages of a Sticks Life
The Olde Shillelagh in the Heart of Ireland
The Olde Shillelagh in the Heart of Ireland

Olde Shillelagh Stickmakers

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 before 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 craft of making perfectly balanced walking and fighting sticks has changed little over the ages other than upgrading some of our finishing techniques to allow the sticks to handle hotter climates and modern centrally heated homes. 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.

Liam has garnered a reputation among enthusiasts around the world as a master of his craft, and supplies the highest quality items to individuals, army units, police officers and martial arts practitioners globally and has developed his range of walking sticks to perfectly suit the needs of persons with injury or disability. It is quite easy to blacken a stick and call it a Shillelagh, but when it comes to finding a stick that is properly seasoned, crafted and balanced to perform its intended function perfectly, and guaranteed to satisfy, then Olde Shillelagh is the place to find your perfect stick.

Here is a small article about our establishment.


Olde Shillelagh Guest House

The Olde Shillelagh Guest House is an ideal way to come visit our location and see first hand how we make our sticks.

Main Street Shillelagh

Come visit us.

Shillelagh is a small village in the South of Co. Wicklow, Ireland.  Co Wicklow is known in Ireland as the Garden County, due to its beautiful countryside and better than average weather.

Wicklow has fantastic scenery and many unique villages and towns sprinkled throughout. 

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