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Sliotars and Shillelaghs

At the turn of the century and before, Irish country folk had few choices when it came to providing themselves with not only the luxuries, but also the essentials of life. Those who could afford to, visited a local craftsman who specialised in making what they needed; those who were skilful with their hands made it themselves; those with no money or talent simply went without, or waited until someone took pity on them and passed on a much-used item for them to use.
 
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