Monthly Archives: June 2014

‘Tracing Pollnagollum Cave’ walk with Dr David Drew

  The Burrenbeo Trust runs a regular series of themed walks in the Burren, Co Clare the latest of which is being hosted by hydrogeologist and caver Dr David Drew.  The theme of the walk is tracing the surface features of Polnagollum – the longest cave system in Ireland – The walk is on 6th July […]
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SUICRO SRT Race

Fancy yourself as a bit tasty at SRT?  Do you routinely advise lesser mortals on where they are going right and wrong in the noble art of rope work? Think your club is the only one worth talking about in terms of vertical caving?  Prove it!  This year at SUICRO the annual SRT (Single Rope […]
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SUI Membership Discounts

Quick reminder that SUI Basic and Full Membership discounts are available as the year goes on depending on when you join, the price reducing for every quarter of the year that goes by for example joining in the final quarter of the year obviously costs less than joining right at the start of the year.  […]
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Basic Cave Leader (BCL) Training

A Basic Cave Leader (BCL) training course will be run from October 17th-19th in the NUIG Research Station, Carron, Co. Clare. This course is intended for those who need a qualification in order to lead others underground. Participants should have completed the CF course as a pre-requirement. Cost of the course is  €165 with a 10% discount applied […]
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Caving Fundamentals Course 2014

The SUI is pleased to announce it is running a Caving Fundamentals (CF) course over the weekend of  5th-7th September. Venue: Burren Outdoor Education Centre, Bellharbour, Co Clare.   CF is a residential course designed to provide a strong introduction to the sport of caving through a series of lectures, equipment demonstrations, skills development and of […]
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Congratulations to our new BCLs!

The Basic Cave Leader (BCL) assessment session on Saturday 14th June went well with all 5 candidates successful in the process.  Well done to Tony Furnell, Shauna McGuire, Sebastian Nalewko, Barbara Schaller and Magda Kluj!
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BCL Assessment: good luck!

BCL assessment day is tomorrow in Clare.  Good luck to the 5 candidates: you know who you are!
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Krubera-Vorojna 2012 Expedition Report online

In 2012 two SUI members joined the international expedition to Krubera-Vorojna in Abkhazia; the deepest cave in the world.  The Speleological Union of Ireland granted financial aid to the cavers via the Expedition Fund which supports SUI members going on exploratory trips in various places around the world.  The full report from the Irish contingent is […]
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Irish Expedition Report From Ario Caves Project 2013 now available

The Ario Caves Project is an annual event aiming to push cave exploration in the Picos D’Europa region of northern Spain.  The event is overseen by the University of Oxford Caving Club and in 2013 a number of SUI members joined the group.  The Speleological Union of Ireland granted financial aid to its members who attended […]
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Irish Papua New Guinea Caving Expedition report now available

The 2011-2012 Irish Papua New Guinea Caving Expedition was a significant event in Irish caving in that it was the first such independent expedition there originating from Ireland as opposed to the previous situation of Irish cavers joining groups travelling from other  countries. Over five kilometers of cave passage was discovered and surveyed and the extensive […]
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