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Attention all cavers! The biggest and best SUICRO yet is coming!

SUICRO – the annual symposium of the Speleological Union of Ireland and the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation – has entered its thirtieth year and this one is going to be the biggest yet: from trade stands, equipment demonstrations, competitions, international speakers, meetings and fringe events. SUICRO has it all! This year’s event is being held […]
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Try Caving with the Dublin Caving Group a success!

Saturday the 13th of September saw a further successful Try Caving event taking place in the Burren, CO Clare, this time hosted by the members of the newly formed Dublin Caving Group and supported by members of the training team of the SUI.  The aim of these events is to introduce novices to the sport […]
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SUICRO 30: coming up fast!

Don’t forget SUICRO 30: the annual symposium of the Speleological Union of Ireland is fast approaching. This year’s venue is the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel in sunny Cahir, Co Tipperary. The 3 day event runs from Friday night 24th October til the early hours of Monday 27th October.  This year’s talks line up has a distinctly […]
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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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