Olde Shillelagh Stickmakers


Special & Exhibition Pieces

Special or Unique Shillelaghs

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. Items now for sale have prices listed and an Order Reference Number (in Red)

Exhibition Pieces, currently not for sale

Showroom Centerpiece

Chieftain'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.

Double Trouble

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

Not currently for sale.

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

Special Pieces, reference number listed in red

Restored Fighting Stick

This unique restored fighting stick weighs 650g and  is  lead loaded.  It is 28" in length and  has  a 1.2" shaft, with a matt varnish finish.   This stick makes a great display item and is not suitable for actual stick fighting.

Full of character with knots along its length. 


91A-$250 plus $38 shipping

Hand grip cudgel

This uniquely formed cudgel is 16.5" in length, weighs 440g and is lead loaded. The shaft diameter is 1"+ at the narrowest, and the head circumference is 8"

The shaft is hewn down to give perfect balance and forms a comfortable hand grip at the base .

It has a low maintenance matt varnish finish .

91B - SOLD

RĂ©iteoir's (Referee's) Club

This formidable referee's stick measures 31.5" in length.   It weighs 1500g and is lead loaded. The shaft diameter is  1.5"  at its narrowest and 2" at its widest . This type of stick was wielded by a character agreeable to both parties in an arranged duel, whose responsibility was to keep order and prevent onlookers from joining in. When calling order, he would swing his oversized and clearly identifiable stick, forcing participants to withdraw or suffer the impact of this fearsome weapon, which is too cumbersome for subtle, skilful combat. It has a low maintenance, low lustre matt varnish finish and features a natural bow along the length.


Awesome cudgel

This unique cudgel is 16" in length, weighs 680g and has a shaft diameter of 1.2".  It is lead loaded and finished with a high gloss varnish.

It comes from the stick maker's personal collection.

91D - SOLD


Rare natural staff

This rare natural staff measures 51" in length, has a weight of 955g, a shaft diameter of 1" and a head circumference of 9.25". It comes lead loaded and finished in matt varnish.  The beautiful texture of the bark is very rare to find in a staff as this type of bark is more usually found on older, thicker parts of the bush.

Ideally suited for use as a walking staff, and for personal protection, and also a magnificent display item.


Large Restored Fighting Stick

This restored fighting stick is 41.5" in length, weighs 1360 grams and has a 1.5 - 1.75" shaft diameter.  It is not lead loaded. It is beautifully finished with Danish oil . 

A leather lanyard/ strap can be fitted if desired. 

This stick  makes a magnificent display item and is also  fearsome for personal protection.  

91F -$295 plus $45 shipping

Quirky Staff

This quirky extra long staff is 1250g in weight and is lead loaded.

It is 65" long with a 1.2"+  shaft diameter at its widest, and with an 11" head circumference.

It has had some restoration work but serves as a functional walking staff.

91G-  SOLD

Outstanding Staff

This impressive staff is an outstanding 71" long. It is lead loaded and weighs 2340g. The shaft with its distinctive 'kink' has a 1.5"-1.75" oval diameter and its quirky head has a circumference of 13".  

It is a functional walking staff as well as a beautiful ceremonial or ornamental  piece.

91H - SOLD