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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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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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