ES - What is a Caildhi? Mararede at
Sun May 31 10:57:18 PDT 1998

V. Kate wrote, "What is a caildhi?"
Excellency, a caildhi (pronounced Kay-lee) is an Irish party. There are
several different spellings, as there are for all things Irish. Regardless of
the spelling, it means the same; singing, dancing, having a good time, usually
accompanied by 
large quantities of drink! It is usually on Saturday night at Highland Games.
They close the gates at 9p.m., then re-open for $7-8 (?). I have always been
too tired to stay, but there are fireworks and a great time is had by all! At
North Texas Irish Festival (1st weekend in March. Fair Park, Dallas) it is on
Saturday, _and_ sometimes Sunday also, at the sponsoring hotel, and is free.
Irish Festival is my personal favorite festival; for one thing it is cooler
(Well, this year it snowed!). If you work a three hour shift each day, you get
in free, a tee-shirt, free parking, free drinks of your choice (This includes
Harp beer!), a volunteer party sometime later (usually April) and this year
they gave out Hawkwood tickets. What a deal! At Highland Games, they give
their volunteers a tee-shirt, but you have to buy your own ticket! (Those
canny Scots!) They are having a volunteer party Sunday night after closing
this year.                          Hope this helps!          Mara
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