These beautifully handcrafted wooden walking sticks, are known by many names, but the original cane gets its name from the Shillelagh Forest .
The Shillelagh Awards are based on a 40-year tradition in Clinton. Edward M. Sheridan, who ran the “Leprechaun Convention” for many years, noted “the focus is to honor those who have distinguished themselves in the community through everyday contributions, kind acts, and a jovial sense of humor.”
Each year we invite the community to nominate local residents exhibiting true Irish spirit. A shillelagh and certificate are presented to the winners by Senator Stephen Brewer for their extraordinary generosity, compassion, enthusiasm, kindness, and sense of humor.
THE ANNUAL SHILLELAGH AWARDS
Do you know someone you would like to see receive this coveted award?
The Polus Center will host the All Things Irish celebration and will facilitate the collection of nominations for the Shillelagh Awards. A diverse committee of Barre residents will review nominations and select the winners, and honorees will receive their shillelaghs at the All Things Irish event.
Fill out the nomination form below and tell us about them!
Nominations are due by the 16th of February, 2019
If you prefer to mail in your nomination
Send completed PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Polus Center, PO Box 773 Petersham, MA 01366