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

Large Restored Fighting Stick

This unique restored fighting stick weighs a mighty 1685g and is lead loaded.  

It is 41" in length and  has  a 1.5" - 2" shaft, with a matt varnish finish.   

This stick makes a very impressive display item and is not suitable for actual stick fighting.


91A-$250 plus $45 shipping

Restored Fighting Stick

This restored fighting stick  41.5" in length, weighs 1360g and is not lead loaded. The shaft diameter is 1.5" at its narrowest and 1.75 at its widest. 

It has a matt varnish finish and can be fitted with a lanyard strap if desired .

91B - $295 plus $45 shipping costs

Extra Large Lucky Charm

This extra large lucky charm  will make a great display and conversational piece in an Irish Pub or Club ( its size making it visible at a distance) and also in the home.

It is 29"  long with a 1.5"  shaft diameter and weighs 1650g . It is fitted with a leather strap.


Awesome cudgel

This unique cudgel is 18" in length, weighs 810g and has a shaft diameter of 1.2".  It is lead loaded and finished with a low maintenance matt varnish.

With its mighty sized head, it will make a great conversation piece

91D - $250 plus $30 shipping costs


Double Loaded Fighting Stick

This one-off  fighting stick with its characteristic, and double lead loaded head measures 34" in length, has a weight of 695g,and a shaft diameter of 1" + 

It is finished in a low lustre matt varnish.  

91E -$225 plus $38 shipping costs

Crooked Staff

This crooked walking staff  is 47" in length, weighs 975 grams and has a 1"- 1.2 shaft diameter. The head circumference measures 9.5"

It is lead loaded.

This staff  will make a great walking companion

91F - $200 plus $45 shipping

Hammerhead Staff

This unique staff with its hammer like head is 1365g in weight and is not lead loaded.

It is 49" long with a 1.3" shaft diameter and finished in a low maintenance 

matt varnish finish.

Makes a great ceremonial staff.

91G- $265 plus $45 shipping

Fishtail Staff

This beautiful one of a kind  staff is 45.5" long. It is  lead loaded and weighs 765g. 

It has a shaft diameter of 1"+

The head is fashioned from the root up, a section of which,  resembles a fish tail.

It is a functional, comfortable walking/hiking stick/staff an is fitted with an an alpine/ ice spike for wintry conditions and/or rough terrain and capped with a rubber tip.

It is finished in low lustre varnish.

91H - SOLD