SUI Photography Workshop a success

A small selection of the photographs taken at last weekend’s phtography workshop are now available to view as a gallery on the website.  Alternatively click here to view the images.  Many thanks for all who attended to make it a success and to SUI trainer Colin Bunce for coordinating and teaching on the event.  If you didn’t make it this time the workshop will be repeated in 2014 and will be open to SUI members as usual!







Marble Arch Caves – Access Update

Applications for access to Marble Arch Cave for caving trips can be made by writing to the management of the showcave giving at least one weeks notice.  To facilitate access for its members the SUI has now published an electronic copy of the form on the Members’ Only Section of the website where further details are available.  The renegotiation of out of hours access to the cave for SUI members is detailed on the Members’ Only Section also.


The SUICRO symposium will return to county Clare this year. It will take place, as usual, over the October bank holiday weekend Oct 25 – 28 in Hotel Doolin.  The hotel has been block booked for the weekend and there are provisionally booked rooms in its sister hotel Tir gan Éan. In addition, some more student friendly accommodation will be available. The full line up of talks, competitions and events will be published shortly.  Please send any enquiries about accommodation to






Access problems at Polskeheenarinky, County Tipperary

Please be aware that the landowner of Polskeheenarinky, Co Tipperary has recently indicated that he does not want cavers visiting the site at present.  The SUI is urging cavers to respect this decision until a robust access agreement is established.  Further updates will be posted here