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Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker

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Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker

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PaddyMac wrote a review Dec 2020
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I am over the top pleased with my purchase of a walking stick from Liam O'Caidhia at Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker. I selected it online, requested a detailed inscription which will make it a generational pass down. The finished product is beautiful and beyond my expectations. My only regret is I was unable to purchase the product in Ireland and shake the hand of the skilled artist.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Archaeobuff wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia1,730 contributions466 helpful votes
At the last minute and on a whim I diverted to the tiny village of Shillelagh as I knew the only maker of real shillelagh walking sticks and cudgels was there - I had seen him explaining them on his website. I have always had a little yen to have one. So I rang the bell of his tiny shop and he was home and took me inside to see the products that take about 3 years each to make out of blackthorn. They are real works of art. I explained that when my right leg becomes really troublesome sometime soon and I am prescribed a walking stick I shall send him an order. He took it in good spirit and advised me on the size of stick I would need and we discussed the alternatives. I bought a small stick as a souvenir. I am now ready for a home invasion. The kind owner showed me his sticks and I was particularly attracted to his fighting sticks. These are very fine prodcuts and if this is your cup of tea then drop in and have a look - you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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John S wrote a review Oct 2019
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The residence of the Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker has several en-suite B&B rooms which are very clean and tidy. The owner, Kath, provided excellent, hearty breakfasts of bacon, eggs, sausage and all the trimmings! This is an excellent place to stay for a few days as the village itself has an intriguing history connected to the nearby Coollattin Estate and the Irish Famine. The Coullattin Estate is now home to the Golf Club, but visitors are allowed access and can see the old house from the outside, as well as the extensive gardens. In its day, the estate is said to have covered 90,000 acres, and was one of the largest and best known Irish estates. Sir William Fitzwilliam served as Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1571 to 1575 and from 1588 to 1594. You can visit the Stick Maker's shop which adjoins the B&B. Here you can learn about 'Stick Making' or 'Shillelagh's' as they are called. They are also available to purchase from the small shop. Great place as a base for walking, cycling, leisure driving etc. Several good pubs in the village serving cooked food etc.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Helene wrote a review Sep 2019
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It was really nice staying at the olde shillelagh. very kind hosts, we were explained the way back to the wicklow way (but you can also get a ride)! And a good breakfast too.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Ewa S wrote a review Jun 2019
Baltinglass, Ireland930 contributions307 helpful votes
Me and my friend were passing a beautiful village of Shillelaigh and decided to check the little cute shop selling walking sticks. The owner is a knowledgeable gentleman who told us a lot about the origins of the sticks which were actually used as a weapon, showed us some self defense moves and gave us a lot of insight into the history of the region. Amazing experience :) I love people with passion who pass that to others.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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