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Irish Expedition Report From Ario Caves Project 2013 now available

The Ario Caves Project is an annual event aiming to push cave exploration in the Picos D’Europa region of northern Spain.  The event is overseen by the University of Oxford Caving Club and in 2013 a number of SUI members joined the group.  The Speleological Union of Ireland granted financial aid to its members who attended […]
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Irish Papua New Guinea Caving Expedition report now available

The 2011-2012 Irish Papua New Guinea Caving Expedition was a significant event in Irish caving in that it was the first such independent expedition there originating from Ireland as opposed to the previous situation of Irish cavers joining groups travelling from other  countries. Over five kilometers of cave passage was discovered and surveyed and the extensive […]
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SUI Alternative Cave Photography Workshop

The SUI is pleased to announce that the its Photography Workshop which is taking place at SUICRO 2014 on Saturday 25th October at Cahir, Co Tipperary will be a bit alternative! The workshop will be open to members and non-members who have an interest in cave photography.  Expensive, technical equipment will not be required but […]
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New to the SUI Shop: Beneath Our Feet by Tim & Pam Fogg

The SUI is pleased to announce that it has got its hands on a few copies of the now difficult to obtain ‘Beneath Our Feet: the Caves and Limestone Scenery of the North of Ireland’ by SUI members Tim & Pam Fogg.  This is a classic text giving an overview of the limestones features in […]
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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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