Current Valid BCLs/CLs/CICs

Recognised Award Holders of Cave Leader 1 (CL1), Cave Leader 2 (CL2) and SUI Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) holders

Holders of the CL1 and CL2 awards are required to:

  • Hold up to date SUI membership,
  • Hold a valid first aid certificate
  • Attend a revalidation event every 5 years

The complete list of current, recognised award holders is below.  The list includes CIC members who are SUI members. The list is fully comprehensive, and is correct as of 1st March 2020.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has published guidelines on leadership in outdoor pursuits centres and adventure sports companies which includes a recommendation that only those with recognised qualifications should lead groups on adventure sports activities.

Greyed out names indicate the qualification is not current/active (Does not meet the criteria currently)


Cave Leader 1

  • Brian Mac Coitir
  • Cillian Burke
  • Gerry Woods
  • Jacintha Buckley
  • Aoibhen Brytt
  • Kate Lavender-Duncan
  • Magda Kluj
  • Sebastian Nalewko
  • Shauna Maguire
  • Tony Furnell
  • Eophan Robson
  • Tony Farrell
  • Michal Spigiel
  • Michéal Keane
  • Eszter Kaloczkai
  • Alan Fairweather
  • Michelle Shannon
  • Damien Gribbin

Cave Leader 2 (note that all Cave Leader 2 award holders will also hold the Cave Leader 1 award)

  • Adam De Eyto
  • Artur Lach
  • Eoghan Lynch
  • Davy Walsh
  • Eoghan Mullan
  • Seamus Breathnach
  • Terry Casserley
  • Tim O’Connell
  • Una Donoghue
  • Jimmy Kelly
  • John Sweeney
  • Colin Bunce
  • Phil Walker
  • Stanislaw Drapala
  • Marius Leonard
  • Liam McCarthy

Cave Instructor Certificate

  • Tim Fogg


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