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!
Following on from the SUI’s presentation to the Irish Farmers’ Association, IFA Countryside have offered to contact landowners who are IFA members to help current SUI members prospect for new caves. The system has been tested in the Burren with a few ‘hits’ generated. If directed to less explored regions this process may be rewarding. Further details on the Members’ Only Section of the website
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 SUICRO2013@caving.ie
Earlier this year the work of the SUI for Irish caving was featured during an episode of Winning Streak on RTE. The footage was filmed during the Caving Fundamentals course in December 2012. If you missed the programme the RTE have just published the clip online here!