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Single Rope Technique Training Course

The SUI is delighted to announce that there will be a new Single Rope Technique (SRT) training course running over the weekend of 4th and 5th October 2014 in Co Fermanagh.  SRT is the technique used is negotiating vertical sections of caves involving the use of harnesses, rope, karabiners and other technical items of caving […]
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Upcoming SUI Courses: book now!

Coming up soon are two SUI courses: book now to avoid disappointment! Caving Fundamentals: the ideal introduction to the sport of caving. This two day residential course which is being run over the weekend of Friday night 5th til Sunday 7th September, provides a solid basis to the practice of caving through a series of […]
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Our Wee Caves – Irish Caving Blog

Whilst we are on the subject of blogs check out Our Wee Caves: a wonderful blog describing the caving activities of a group of Lisburn based cavers led by SUI member Tim Millen.  The site includes photographs and videos from sites where little such material has been recorded in the past.  The blog even has […]
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‘Caves of Ireland – a Photo-Journal of the Irish Underground’

Leitrim based caver and SUI member Robert Mulraney has started a photography blog capturing beautiful images from some of the caves of Ireland.  Entitled ‘Caves of Ireland – a Photo-Journal of the Irish Underground’ there have been entries from a number of sites already including the recent discovery of the Pollfaffin entrance to Pollrunda on […]
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New through trip on Largy

On Saturday 19th July a significant new find was made by SUI members from a joint Shannon Caving Group – Breifni Caving Club party to the Largy region of Co Leitrim.  The cavers had been participating in an Irish Cave Rescue Organisation practice in the area earlier in the day.  A small crawl previously un-pushed […]
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SUI Training Day in Co Fermanagh a success!

Well done to the SUI members who successfully completed the second SUI training day on resin bolt placement recently.  The training event was run at Boho, Co Fermanagh and completed by Brian McGavin, Michael Marek, Seamus Breathnach, Shane McKinley and Tony Furnell.  Resin bolting training is in line with the SUI’s Bolting Policy.  The SUI’s […]
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SUI Library: new files added!

Have you checked out the SUI Library Online yet?  Members can access it via the Members Only section of the website.  A further 20 files have just been added; mainly SUI newsletters with plenty of interest: from the glory of the 1.5 km extension to Polnagrai in 2000 to the depravity of the first few […]
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CIC Training

Good luck to the four SUI candidates going for Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) training in July. CIC is the highest level of professional qualification available in Ireland and the UK qualifying the holder to instruct in all aspects of caving activity, at any level, and to all types of  groups, without restriction.  The SUI is providing support […]
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‘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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Ireland’s Fastest Rope Climber Challenge 2014

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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