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Training Calendar 2017

Here is the SUI training calendar as it stands for the rest of the year: 3rd – 5th March BCL training 25th – 26th March SRT 2 20th May BCL/CL Re-validation 10th June Resin Anchor Placement 8th-10th September BCL Assessment TBA Surveying For more details on dates and bookings please contact  
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SUI EGM a success

Many thanks to all who attended the EGM of the SUI on Saturday 24th May at Aillwee Caves and to Dr Tiernan Henry who delivered an excellent talk on the Hydrogeology of Bellharbour providing inspiration for digging on the fault structure at the west of the valley!
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Have you booked your weekend off?  This year is the 30th SUICRO – the annual conference of the SUI and the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation – and it’s going to be good.  This years event is from Friday 24th until Sunday 26th October. More details to follow shortly but the programme includes the usual talks […]
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Try Caving in Clare a success!

On Sunday 2nd March the SUI, in league with the Clare Caving Club, ran a successful Try Caving event.  The aim of these days is to introduce newcomers to the sport under the supervision of more experienced cavers and to boost club numbers. Trips undertaken included Cullaun 2 and Pol na Grai.  Don’t forget the next […]
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Cave Photography Workshop 2014

The SUI Cave Photography Workshop is on the move!  The new date for the workshop is on the afternoon of Saturday 25th October during SUICRO 30 in Cahir, Co Tipperary.  The workshop will consist of a classroom session followed by a short underground trip to practice in the nearby caves.  Entrance to the workshop is […]
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BCL Assessment Day

The SUI is pleased to announce it is running an assessment day for Basic Cave Leader (BCL) award candidates in Co Clare on Saturday June 14th 2014.  The assessment is open to those who have completed the BCL training weekend.  Places are limited so if you want to complete the award please contact SUI ASAP to […]
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NEW: Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualifications

NEW! In certain cases SUI has a facility to recognize the prior experience and learning of experienced cavers and members of the SUI. This is to allow applicants to the training courses (BCL, CL) to be exempted from course pre- requisites so as to facilitate them in taking the training or assessment. The SUI also offers […]
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SUI Training Calendar 2010

Training Dates 2010 March :   19th – 21st       Cave Fundamentals (Clare) April  ;     23rd – 25th      BCL Assesment: (Clare) August  : 21st / 22nd               Provisional Coaching Ireland Tutor Assimilation: (Limerick) Sept :     25th – 26th        BCL training (Clare) For more details or to book a place contact SUI training Officer – John Sweeney
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Rescue Practice, Co. Fermanagh

The next ICRO major rescue practice will be on Saturday, 27th February in Co. Fermanagh. Please meet in the ICRO Cladagh Glen Rescue Store at 9:30 a.m. All members of ICRO who hold appropriate insurance (e.g. FFS, BMC) are welcome to attend. Please bring SRT & caving gear. NB – On this rescue, ICRO will be formally assessed for […]
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ICRO Communications Course, Co. Clare

There will be a Communications Course on January 30-31st in the Burren Outdoor Education Centre in Clare. Saturday will consist of looking at the different communication systems used by ICRO, their practical applications and correct radio terminology. Sunday will involve a practical, which will most likely take place in one of the ‘problem’ caves in the area. Please contact the ICRO Training […]
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