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  1. A cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)

Either from Shillelagh, County Wicklow, in Ireland (from Irish Síol (“descendants”) + Éalaigh (a name)), because the forest near it provided the wood from which such clubs were made; or from sail (“cudgel”) + éille (“thong”).

  1. (Ireland) A wooden (especially oaken) club ending with a large knob.
  2. Any cudgel, whether or not of Irish origin.

Fun Facts about the name Shillelagh

  • How unique is the name Shillelagh? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Shillelagh was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Shillelagh: Your name in reverse order is Hgalellihs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lelshihalg. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Shillelagh born Mar 25, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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