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Caves are potentially hazardous places. In some cases there may be loose rocks, vertical drops or a risk of flooding.

SUI strongly recommends inexperienced visitors to attend a recognised training course or find qualified leaders. SUI can provide details of both.

Anyone visiting a cave should leave a written note with details of where they are going and expected time of return. This is known as a "Call Out" and should be left with a reliable person.

The Irish Cave Rescue Organisation (ICRO) can be contacted through the Gardai or RUC if you are overdue or an accident occurs.

>Call Out

It is vital to tell someone responsible where you are going - cave name, details of route and what time you expect to return.

If you do not return, that person can alert the cave rescue by telephoning Gardai / Police - 999.