Is a wooden Irish walking stick.
Is a wooden Irish walking stick.

This Shillelagh was brought over from Ireland by my great great great grandfather when immigrated from Ireland. When he came he was proudly married to my great great great grandmother Mary Kennelly. It was a treasured walking stick to the Kennelly family. The stick had originally been associated with Irish folklore. The Shillelagh was originally used to settling disputes in a gentlemanly manner- like a duel with pistles or swords. Often referred to Irish folk songs. It was made from a stout knotty blackthorn stick with a large knob on the top. Made to be a Kennelly family heirloom. To this day it still stands in my grandfather's closet, rest in peace. My mother was rarely allowed to touch the "great" stick he always called it when she was younger. When I grow up and have a boy of my own I am going to pass down the stick to him with honor.   

Place(s): Ireland

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Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more