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Irish Gangs And Stick-Fighting: In The Works Of William Carleton By John W. Hurley & William Carleton
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"Irish Gangs And Stick-Fighting" is a collection of stories written in the 19th century by the Irish author and martial artist William Carleton. In addition to the tales, John W. Hurley has... More > added 300 endnotes to explain the 19th century stick-fighters Irish slang and historical aspects of the tales.< Less
The Shillelagh Makers Handbook By John W. Hurley
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"The Shillelagh Makers Handbook" instructs the reader in the basic traditions and skills of the craft of shillelagh making. Readers will learn how to craft their own shillelaghs, for use as... More > walking or fighting sticks.< Less
Broad-Sword And Single-Stick By John W. Hurley
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This is a reprint of Anglo-Irishman R.G. Allanson-Winn's manual on stick-fencing, with sections on singlestick, quarterstaff and shillelagh. 
Shillelagh: The Irish Fighting Stick By John W. Hurley
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For centuries the Irish have been associated with a stick weapon called the Shillelagh. And for generations of Irishmen, the Shillelagh was a badge of honor - a symbol of their courage, their martial... More > prowess and their willingness to fight for their rights and their honor. In modern popular culture, the Shillelagh has acquired a less appealing image, one that attempts to declaw the Irish through negative racial stereotypes of the Victorian era, which depict the Irish as harmless club-weilding Leprecauns or drunken, half-witted brawlers. John Hurley’s illuminating study forever alters our view of this much maligned and misunderstood cultural icon by revealing the true martial arts culture of the Irish people, its history, evolution and decline and the resulting effects on the Shillelagh - the most powerful and controversial of Irish icons.< Less

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