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

Battle Club

This uniquely formed battle club is 31.5" in length, weighs 900g and is not lead loaded. The shaft diameter is 1"+ at the narrowest, and 1.5" at its widest. 

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

It has a low maintenance matt varnish finish and will make a stunning display and conversation piece.

91A-$180 plus $38 shipping costs

Natural Club

This club is 27" in length, weighs 795g and is lead loaded. The shaft diameter is 1.2" at its narrowest and 1.5 at its widest, and it features a distinctive kink midway down the shaft. The head circumference is 10".

It has a matt varnish finish.

91B - SOLD

Giant Battle Club

This whopper weighs a mighty 2060g and is not lead loaded. The shaft diametre is 1.6" at its narrowest and measures 1.75" at its widest point. It is 43" long and can be fitted with a lanyard if desired.

It is finished in a low lustre matt finish,

This piece is ten years in the making and is one for serious collectors and would make a magnificent item for public display such as in an Irish bar or club.


Long Club

This extra long club measures  32" in length, weighs 1080g and has a shaft diameter of 1.2"- 1.5".  It is lead loaded and finished in low lustre matt varnish.

Will make a great heirloom.

91D - SOLD


Thorny Staff

This staff is 40.5" in length, weighs 815g and is not lead loaded. 

The shaft diameter is 1.2" and the head circumference is 7.75"

It features thorn stubs along its length and has a protuberance midway.

A unique walking companion.

91E -$125 plus $38 shipping costs

'S' Hiking Stick

This uniquely formed hiking stick walking staff  is 41" in length, weighs 675 grams and has a 1"+ shaft diameter. It is not lead loaded.

This stick  will make a great walking companion and conversation piece with its quirky 'S' shaped feature.


Natural Staff

This staff with its uniquely shaped head is 1635g in weight and is not lead loaded.

It is 59.5" long with a 1.5"-1.75" shaft diameter. 

It is finished in a low maintenance 

matt varnish finish.

Makes a great ceremonial staff as well as a functional piece.


Monster Fighting Stick

This imposing  fighting stick is 39.5" long. It  weighs 1610g and is lead loaded.  It  has  a shaft diameter of 1.5"- 2" and is is finished in a low lustre varnish.

Will make a great display and conversation piece.

91H - SOLD