Shillelaghs have been adapted to various forms throughout the centuries as the needs of their users changed. We make many differing types of Shillelaghs, so the client is advised to carefully consider their own particular needs when choosing a stick.
Most of the work needed to preserve your stick for generations is done over the course of production in our workshops. to the right are some guidelines to keeping your stick in top condition.
Blackened sticks: Scuffs and scratches can be touched up with standard black gloss(oil based) paint, where needed, and re-sealed with clear polyurethane varnish. No routine maintenance needed.
Oil finished sticks(Natural colour): Annually,sand very lightly, just enough to deter run-off, and re-seal with a coat of a good sealing oil. We use Rustin's Danish oil. Tung oil or a good decking oil are suitable alternatives.
Matt varnished sticks(Natural colour). Marks from wear and tear can be touched up with a matt varnish, as/if needed. No routine maintenance needed.
Olde Shillelagh Stickmakers
PHONE: +353 86 2722 913