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This week's theme: Toponyms coined after places in Ireland
shillelagh also shillalah (shuh-LAY-lee, shuh-LAY-luh) noun
A cudgel, traditionally made of blackthorn or oak.
[After Shillelagh, a village in County Wicklow, Ireland, famous for its oaks.]
"Ultimately, Ballymore is Finnegan's dramatic shillelagh that prods us
to wonder how we'll feel about our own hometowns years hence when they
become cold and empty."
I am aware that no man is a villain in his own eyes. -James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)