Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pollskeheenarinky: Access Update

Pollskeheenarinky lies near the village of Burncourt, Co Tipperary and at just under 2 km of cave passage and some of the largest underground chambers in Munster it is a spectacular place.  At present there is strictly NO ACCESS to general and uninsured visitors, however the SUI has been active on behalf of its members […]
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SUI Library Online: have you looked yet?

Attention cavers! In case you didn’t know, the SUI’s library (the largest collection of Irish caving material) is going online this year.  The process has already started with more issues of Irish Speleology having gone up in the last week as well as many of the journals from Irish caving clubs of the past and […]
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2014 List of Recognised BCL/CL Awards Holders Online

The SUI currently offers two leadership qualifications in caving: Basic Cave Leader (BCL) and Cave Leader (BCL).  For the awards to remain recognised holders must be SUI members, hold a valid first aid certificate and have attended a revalidation event. The list of cavers holding a recognised BCL or CL award for 2014 can be […]
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Breifne Caving Club: new website

  Ireland’s newest caving club: the Breifne Caving Club, based in the Fermanagh/Cavan region have just generated a new website.  Go and have a look!  Living in the north west and want to try caving?  Give them a shout to join in! Email breifnecaving@yahoo.com                  
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Cave Surveying Workshop: last few places

Want to develop your caving skills beyond the basics? Interested in surveying all that newly discovered passage?  Want to be expedition material? The SUI’s surveying workshop will be taking place on the weekend of 8th – 9th February in Co. Fermanagh.  The aim of the workshop is to provide a solid introduction to the noble […]
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SUI Library Online: It Begins!

SUI membership grants access to the SUI’s extensive library of Irish caving material. Currently this is housed in the Geological Survey of Ireland in Dublin.  In order to make the material more generally accessible to the membership the material is being scanned to pdf format and is being put up on the Members Only section […]
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