Cailleach Dhé ingen Chiaráin

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Cailleach Dhé ingen Chiaráin, Coronation of Ivan and Matilde 2017
Resides: Barony of Buckland Cross, Bucks County, PA
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
Cailleach Arms.jpg
Per pale argent and sable, two domestic cats sejant respectant counterchanged and on a chief azure three triquetras argent.
Award & Office Badges
Award of Arms Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent
Chatelaine Seneschal Webminister


Cailleach Chiarain (she/her)

  • Once known as Kileigh, now officially registered as Cailleach Dhé ingen Chiaráin, but I'll answer to either in person. It took me 18 years from my first exposure to the SCA to become involved, and now, I have certainly come home.
  • I am formerly a member and officer of the Shire of Old Stonebridges, located in Rockland County, New York. As of September 2020, I reside in the Barony of Buckland Cross, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  • My interests are primarily dedicated to Service, through retaining for the Crown, as well as through Arts & Sciences, including chainmaille (both period and modern), lampworking, and wire weaving. Future forays will include pewter casting, metal smithing, brewing and maybe a dabble in fiber arts. Archery is a re-acquainted interest as well.
  • I am honored to be called a former student of Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid. Under his tutelage, I grew my ability to serve the local offices within the East Kingdom. I am currently the protégé to Dame Ysmay de Lynn from the Barony of Bhakail, where my goals are to hone in on nurturing my path of Art as Service.
  • Pronuciation: KAY-leck vay IN-yen key-ERin, or shortened to Kay-leck key-ERin
  • Name is registered 1200's Ireland. Persona not static. Purveyor of funky pants.

Offices & Positions

  • Webminister, Barony of Buckland Cross, 12/2022 - present
  • Deputy Head Retainer, TRM Ryou & Indrakshi, 11/2021 - 10/2022
  • Deputy Exchequer, Barony of Buckland Cross, 6/2021 to present
  • Seneschal, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 10/2017 to 10/2020
  • Chatelaine, Shire of Old Stonebridges, 12/2016 to 10/2017


  • Order of the Silver Crescent, Bhakail Yule, 12/10/2022
  • Queen/Consort's Token of Esteem/HRM Indrakshi, Olympic River Wars, 9/2022
  • Her Excellency Iron Bog's Silver Ring, Iron Bog Court, Pennsic XLIX, 8/7/2022
  • Order of the Silver Brooch, Consules' Ethereal Court IX, 4/8/2021
  • Queen/Sovereign's Token of Esteem, Court-Ciao Bella Regina, 8/13/2020
  • Order of the Silver Wheel, Dancing Fox, 2/3/2018
  • Award of Arms, Feast of John Barleycorn, 9/13/2016

Arts & Sciences

A&S Competition Awards

  • Dot Eye Beads From Around The World, Premier Bronze Medal Winner, Olympic River Wars, 9/24/2022
  • Gotland Rainbow Pride Beads, Les Beltaines XXXIII A&S Champion, 6/18/2022
  • 6th Century Merovingian-Frankish Whorl brooches for Shire Wars Largess Derby (individual bracket Consuls' choice winner), 11/7/2020
  • St. Eligius Chainmaille Jayne hat (Kluge Award winner), 11/12/2016


  • East Kingdom Pewter Medallions (6 Silver Wheels, 6 Silver Brooches, 3 Maunch), March 2021; (8 Silver Brooches), June 2021
  • Shire of Old Stonebridges Pewter Badges, November 2020
  • 6th Century Frankish Whorl Brooches (dozen), Shire Wars Largess Derby, November 2020
  • Block Printed Pouches​, East Kingdom Lucky Seven Largess, April 2020 (pending)​
  • "Try"athalon Ink-marbled Paper Pamphlet Books (four dozen), May 2020​ (pending)
  • Viking Whorl Rings​ (dozen)
    • East Kingdom, December 2018
    • Kingdom of Trimaris, August 2018
    • East Kingdom, May 2017


  • TRH Travel Fund: Mohammad and Corotica - chainmaille and beaded suncatcher, September 2022
  • TRM Travel Fund: Ryou and Indrakshi - chainmaille and beaded suncatcher (qty 2), April 2022
  • TRM Travel Fund: Honig and Ioannas - stained glass peacock feather, August 2021
  • TRM Travel Fund: Tindal and Alberic - chainmaille and beaded suncatcher, April 2020
  • Shire of Nordenhalle: Dancing Fox XXII - chainmaille rose necklace, February 2020
  • HRM Travel Fund: Margarita - chainmaille and beaded suncatcher (qty 2), September 2019
  • TRM Travel Fund: Ozzur and Fortune - chainmaille dreamcatcher, April 2019
  • TRM Travel Fund: Vienna and Wilhelm - chainmaille and beaded suncatcher (qty 2), October 2018


  • Hand-dyed, purple block printed pegasus pouches as elevation token for Wentlyanna Bengarek, 9/2022
  • Hand-dyed, green block printed ermine pouches as elevation token for Declan Gohba, 9/2022
  • Lampwork bead Laurel elevation tokens for Arabella de Mere, 11/2021
  • Pewter seeblatten Pelican elevation tokens for Matthias von Wurzburg 4/2021
  • Created Silver Wheel medallion for Fiadhnait 2/2021
  • Created Silver Wheel medallion for Morwill, 1/2021
  • Created Silver Brooch medallion for Declan, 12/2020
  • Created chainmaille pride chain for HRH Alberic’s Pelican medallion, 1/24/2020
  • Assisted with Coronation garb for HRM Margarita’s Crown's guard, 9/2019
  • Designed and wove a Silver Brooch medallion out of chainmaille for a new order member, 8/2019
  • Site token design and creation for E.K. Bardic Competition, January 2015

Event Staff

  • Event Steward, Barony of Buckland Cross, Al Hafla, TBD
  • Royal Liason, Bhakail Yule, 12/10/2022
  • Assistant coordinator of BarterTown MeetUp, Pennsic XLVIII 2019
  • Liason, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Clarkstown Street School Arts Classes, 10/4/2019-11/22/2019
  • Liason, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Clarkstown Street School Arts Classes, 1/11/2019-3/15/2019
  • Liason, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Clarkstown Farmers Market demo, 10/6/2018
  • Liason, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Empire State College demo, 11/30/2017
  • Liason, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Empire State College demo, 03/02/2017
  • Merchant Coordinator, East Kingdom Bardic Competition, 01/13/2015


  • Introduction to chainmaille, Shire Wars X, 10/2022
  • Retainer Roundtable, online 4/21/2022
  • Instructor, Pennsic XLIX Introduction to Chainmaille, TBD 2021
  • Instructor, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Clarkstown Street School Arts Class on Roman Jewelry, 1/18/2019
  • Instructor, Shire of Old Stonebridges / Clarkstown Parks Demo on Viking Whorl Rings, 10/6/2018

Retainer Staff

  • Their Highnesses Mohammed and Corotica, 4/2022 - present
  • Their Majesties Ryou and Indrakski, 9/2021 - 10/2022
  • Their Majesties Alberic von Rostock and Magnus Tinda, 10/2019 - 9/2021
  • Her Grace Margarita de Siena, 4/2019 - 8/2020
  • Vicerine Lada Monguligin (Crown Province of Ostgardr), Pennsic 2018
  • Contessa Vienna de la Mer, 4/2018 - 4/2019

Miscellaneous Service

  • Master Alexander Mug Challenge
  • Pennsic Morale XLX (pending)​
  • Largess, misc. as laid out in A&S

In Case of Court

  • Cailleach gets stage fright, so please let her know if she will be called into court ahead of time, so she can prepare. The reason for calling may stay a surprise.
  • Please contact Don Morwill MacShane for scheduling.
  • If a question of a Peerage ever arises, Cailleach prefers a Writ.
  • Ethereal Awards are acceptable.