Word Origin for cailleach
Examples from the Web for cailleach
According to Gaelic lore, this wind demon of spring is the "Cailleach" (old wife).Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
Perhaps it is merely a corruption of the Irish cailleach, old woman, learned from the Irish costermongers in London.
"I cannot render you any help," said the Cailleach, "until you name the duais" (reward).Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry|William Butler Yeats
In the second incident that happened to the Cailleach there appears to be a reminiscence of Sindbad the sailor.Legends of Saints & Sinners|Douglas Hyde
If the reaping finishes after Hallowmas the last corn cut is called the Cailleach (old woman).