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

Intertwined Walking Stick

This rare walking stick, with a long sprig of blackthorn entwined around the main shaft, weighs 675g and is not lead loaded.  

It is 38.5" in length but can be shortened to 37.5".

The shaft is 1"+ in diameter and it is finished in matt varnish.   

Will make a handsome walking companion and conversation piece.

Perfectly crafted as a handsome and comfortable walking companion while not suited for stick fighting.


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 - 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.

91C -$600 plus $50 shipping 

Handle Grip Walking Stick

This  handle grip walking stick measures  39.5" in length, weighs 960g and has a shaft diameter of 1.2"- 1.5".  It is lead loaded and suitable for use in both hands

Will make a great heirloom as  well as a functional walking stick.

91D - SOLD


Battle Club

This battle club is 28" in length, weighs 645g and is lead loaded. 

The shaft diameter is 1"+ at the narrowest, and the head circumference is 9"

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 .


'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.

91F - $225 plus $38 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

Squid Head Staff

This beautiful one of a kind  staff is an impressive 69" long. It  weighs 1150g and is not lead loaded.  It  has  a shaft diameter of 1"

The head is fashioned from the root up, the offshoots resembling squid tentacles.

It is finished in a low lustre varnish.

91H - SOLD