The 2014 Irish Student Caving Forum (SCF) is being held over the weekend of 18th til 21st April in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim. The event, which is receiving support form the SUI, features the usual programme of talks, cave clean up, raffle, drinking and of course caving. SCF 2014 is being hosted by the cavers of Queen’s University of Belfast Caving Club and all are welcome. For more information on programme, accommmodation and events email email@example.com
Further issues of Irish Speleology (IS) are now available for members to view at the SUI Library Online which can be accessed via the Members Section of the website. This brings the total to 17 issues of IS available to view online. Don’t miss the reports on the SUI’s Conservation and Access Symposium, the reviews of the caves of Cong and Kerry as well as the multiple major Clare finds of Colin Bunce! Numbers 18, 19 and 20 are available to purchase via the SUI Shop. Enjoy!
Attention SUI Members! Have you looked at the online library yet? More files are going up every week. The latest files are copies of the SUI Newsletter from the early 1990’s: don’t miss the glory of the reopening of Pollnacrom, the Poll na grai boulder debate and the Holy Hour Pot diving Extensions. The library is available via the Members Area so go and have a look!
On Sunday 2nd March the SUI, in league with the Clare Caving Club, ran a successful Try Caving event. The aim of these days is to introduce newcomers to the sport under the supervision of more experienced cavers and to boost club numbers. Trips undertaken included Cullaun 2 and Pol na Grai. Don’t forget the next Try Caving day is this Sunday; 9th March in Co Fermanagh with the Breifne Caving Club!
Hot on the heels of the last Try Caving event the merry members of the Breifne Caving Club are running their own Try Caving Day supported by the SUI this Sunday, 9th March 2014. The aim of the day is to introduce newcomers to the sport and to increase club numbers. The day will be run in the Blacklion/Belcoo area of counties Cavan/Fermanagh and is free to participants. So if you’ve never tried caving but want to; email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0872371892 (RoI) or 00353872371892 (NI) to book your place and join in!