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Expedition Grant Application Form Updated

Expedition season is here!  SUI members can apply for financial help if travelling on expedition and indeed SUI has assisted a number of expeditions over the last 15 years.  The application form has just been updated and can be viewed here.  Old expedition reports can be viewed here.  Another great reason to join the SUI!   […]
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Resin Bolt Training Workshop

Don’t forget the SUIs resin bolt installation training workshop in Fermanagh on Saturday 12th of July! This training day is open to SUI members and costs 10 euros. The day will focus on the theory and practice of installing resin fixed anchors for caving purposes and is to form part of the SUIs resin bolting […]
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Archaeology of the Caves of ireland

Ireland has a rich heritage of archaeological findings in caves and the work of SUI member Dr Marian Dowd of Sligo IT has been at the very forefront of this.  Dr Dowd is the authority on cave archaeology in Ireland and she has created a Facebook page for interested individuals to subscribe to, to keep up to […]
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SUICRO 30 at Cahir, Co Tipperary

SUICRO 30, the SUI and ICRO’s annual symposium, is this year being held from the 24th ’til 27th October at the Kilcoran Lodge Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.  Accommodation can be booked by ringing (052) 744 1288.  Programme of events will follow shortly!
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Don’t forget! SUI EGM Sat 24th May

The SUI EGM is approaching fast and all are welcome. The EGM will take place on Saturday 24th May at 6 pm sharp at the visitors centre of Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided. A lecture will be delivered by Dr Tiernan Henry of NUIG entitled ‘The Hydrology […]
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Irish Speleology and the 2014 Tratman Award

Congratulations to Al Kennedy and Petie Barry who have received a special commendation in the 2014 Tratman Award for their editorial work of Irish Speleology Number 20 which was published in October.  The Tratman Award is an annual prize given in the field of speleological literature pertaining to Ireland and the UK.  Past winners include […]
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SUI Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM of the SUI is being held on the evening of Saturday 24th May in the visitors centre of Aillwee Caves, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare at 6 pm.  The purpose of the evening is to present the financial statements of the SUI to the members but there will be a lecture following this entitled ‘The […]
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Call for articles for Irish Speleology

The twenty-first edition of Irish Speleology, the journal of the SUI will be published in October 2014 at SUICRO 2014. Irish Speleology publishes articles on a wide range of cave-related subjects, including reports of new exploration, caving history, geological research, cave archeology, cave biology, etc.   Anyone interested in producing an article for publication should […]
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Irish Student Caving Forum 2014

The 2014 Irish Student Caving Forum (SCF) is being held over the weekend of 18th til 21st April in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim.  The event, which is receiving support form the SUI, features the usual programme of talks, cave clean up, raffle, drinking and of course caving.  SCF 2014 is being hosted by the cavers of Queen’s […]
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More Irish Speleologies online at the SUI Library

Further issues of Irish Speleology (IS) are now available for members to view at the SUI Library Online which can be accessed via the Members Section of the website.  This brings the total to 17 issues of IS available to view online.  Don’t miss the reports on the SUI’s Conservation and Access Symposium, the reviews […]
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