One of the Finest Pisantry (in custody, having had a shillelagh difference with a fellow-countryman).
At last a ruffian with his shillelagh struck Barney over the thigh.
Saying which, he flourished his shillelagh before the slipper merchant's face, and then gave him a smart tap on his head.
When the shillelagh was ready, other preparations were quickly completed.
Arthur and I started to our feet, and Tim clutched his shillelagh more firmly.
The best material in Ireland was found in the woods that surround the ancient little village of shillelagh—hence the name.
The shillelagh was then a beautiful, tough, formidable weapon, and when tipped with an iron ferrule was quite ready for action.
Yet how mountaineer without ballads any more than without a shillelagh?
His bludgeon, or—considering his present connection—may we say his shillelagh?
More Irish than the Irish though he is known to be, he has for the moment sheathed his shillelagh.
"cudgel," 1772, earlier, "oak wood used to make cudgels" (1670s), from Shillelagh, town and barony, famous for its oaks, in County Wicklow, Ireland. The name is literally "seeds (or descendants) of Elach, from Irish siol "seed."