Cave Photography Workshop 2014

By Tim FoggThe SUI Cave Photography Workshop is on the move!  The new date for the workshop is on the afternoon of Saturday 25th October during SUICRO 30 in Cahir, Co Tipperary.  The workshop will consist of a classroom session followed by a short underground trip to practice in the nearby caves.  Entrance to the workshop is free to SUI members.  Cost for non-members is 10 euro.  A prize for the best photograph taken at the workshop will be announced during the SUICRO Photography Competition.  To book your place or to find out more email

Try Caving Day – March 2014

Try Caving 2013The SUI is pleased to announce it is running another Try Caving day in conjunction with the merry members of the Clare Caving Club on Sunday the 2nd of March 2014.  The day will begin in Lisdoonvarna Co Clare.  These events are aimed to introduce newcomers to the sport who might be interested in taking up caving on a regular basis.  No prior experience is necessary and no specialised equipment is required.  Places are limited so email early to secure your position.  See you there!

BCL Assessment Day

Baker's Rift 021The SUI is pleased to announce it is running an assessment day for Basic Cave Leader (BCL) award candidates in Co Clare on Saturday June 14th 2014.  The assessment is open to those who have completed the BCL training weekend.  Places are limited so if you want to complete the award please contact SUI ASAP to secure your position!  BCL is part of the SUI’s Training Framework.  For further details including cost and log book submission email

SUI Surveying Course a success!

SUI SurveyingThe SUI’s first Cave Surveying Course ran successfully over the weekend of 8th/9th February in Co Fermanagh despite very wet weather.  The course covered the theory and practice of basic cave surveying and included classroom and underground sessions.  Many thanks to the SUI’s Al Kennedy for running the event and to all who participated to make the weekend a success

SUI Library Online: more files

PolliskaHave you checked out the SUI Library online recently? More files are going up all the time, the most recent being SUI newsletters from the late ’80s.  Why not go and have a look at Turning the Tap on Pol na cGeim, the debate on the Poll an Ionain mud figures or the sharp QUBCC response to the accusation they require rescuing too much.  SUI Library online can be accessed via the Members Section of the website

SUI Alternative Caving Photography Workshop 2014

TBy Tim Fogghe SUI is pleased to announce its second annual Cave Photography Workshop.  Following from the success of the 2013 event a further workshop will be held as part of SUICRO on 25th October 2014.   The workshop is open to SUI members and is a great opportunity to begin your cave photography career, practice for expedition work or improve your chances of winning the photo competition at SUICRO 2014!  For more information and to book a place email