Caving clubs in Ireland

Caving in Ireland is a diverse and welcoming community. We would love you to get involved!

There are 10 active clubs on the island, including 5 for university students. Contact your local club as listed below to get started.

If you want to start a new caving club, the Speleological Union of Ireland (SUI) can help with information and support. The SUI is the umbrella body that represents the interests of cavers on the island of Ireland. Find out more about the SUI.


Dublin City

Dublin Caving Group (DCG)

DCG is open to new cavers and those who wish to return to the sport. DCG was founded in 2013 and organises monthly trips.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/dublincavegroup
Meetup: www.meetup.com/Dublin-Caving-Group

Dublin City University Caving Club (DCUCC)

DCUCC is open to students of Dublin City University and affiliated institutions. This club holds weekly training sessions and organises monthly trips. DCUCC was founded in 1995.

Web: www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~caving
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DCUCavingClub
Contact: dcucavingclub@gmail.com

University College Dublin Caving and Potholing Club (UCDCPC)

UCDCPC is open to students of the University College Dublin and affiliated institutions. This club holds weekly training sessions and organises monthly trips. UCDCPC was founded in 1996.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/527301440618452/
Contact: ucdcavers@gmail.com

Technical University of Dublin Caving Club (TUDCC)

TUDCC is open to students of the Technical University of Dublin and affiliated institutions. This club holds weekly training sessions and organises monthly trips.

TUDCC was formerly known as Dublin Institute of Technology Caving Club (DITCC). DITCC was founded in 1992. Following the amalgamation of DIT institutions into a new university in 2018, the name changed to TUDCC.

Web: www.ditcaving.ie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ditcaving
Contact: caving@dit.ie

Belfast City

Ulster Speleological Society and Caving Club (USSCC)

USSCC is open to cavers of any experience. Beginners and cavers who wish to return to the sport are very welcome. USSCC was founded in 2019 and organises regular trips.

Web: www.usscc.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ulster-Speleological-Society-and-Caving-Club-USSCC-422967115184219/
Contact: www.usscc.org/contact

Queens University Belfast Caving Club (QUBCC)

QUBCC is open to students of Queens University and affiliated institutions. This club holds weekly training sessions and organises monthly trips. QUBCC was founded in 1980.

Web: caving.club.qub.ac.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/qubcaving
Contact: caving@qub.ac.uk

Co. Fermanagh and Co. Cavan

Breifne Caving Club (BCC)

BCC is open to cavers of any experience. Beginners and cavers who wish to return to the sport are very welcome. BCC was founded in 2012 and organises regular trips.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/breifnecaving
Contact: breifnecaving@yahoo.com

Co. Clare

Clare Caving Club (CCC)

CCC is open to cavers of any experience. Beginners and cavers who wish to return to the sport are very welcome. CCC was founded in 2006 and organises monthly trips.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/clarecaving

Co. Cork

Cork Speleological Group (CSG)

CSG is open to cavers of any experience. Beginners and cavers who wish to return to the sport are very welcome. CSG was founded in 1968 and organises regular trips.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/115818865119091/

Co. Limerick

University of Limerick Outdoor Pursuits Club (ULOPC)

ULOPC is open to students of the University of Limerick and affiliated institutions. ULOPC was founded in 1992 and organises regular trips.

Web: ulsu.ie/clubssocs/club/72
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ULOPC/
Contact: uloutdoorpursuits@gmail.com