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About Suas

A Great Place to Climb

Owned and run by local limerick climbers, John Harrison and David Hackett, Suas is designed to be much more than a gym — it’s a place where you can build or join a community. The lounge space gives you a great place to hang out with old friends or meet new ones after your workout. Friendly staff are always on hand to answer questions or help you out if you get stuck. Social events ranging from small, intimate community gatherings to quirky, fun competitions are held at Suas all year long.

We’re excited to be a part of the Clare / Limerick region, and we hope you’ll enjoy the atmosphere that we’ve built for you!


Lead Climbing

Top Rope Climbing

Fitness & Cardio

Coaching & Development

Motivated Staff


Meet the Team

John Harrison
John HarrisonOwner / Manager / Coach
A keen Surfer, Snow boarder and Climber. A member of Mountaineering Ireland’s Committee, bringing to Suas over 20 years climbing experience
David Hackett
David HackettOwner / Manager / Coach
A keen Ocean Paddler and Climber. As a long time expat, has a passion for building communities, brings to Suas over 12 years climbing experience

Story / Mission

Limerick locals John Harrison and David Hackett saw the Irish climbing community bursting at the seams, yet no representation in the midwest, that of Limerick & Co Clare, and decided to do something about it. After several conversations, John and David dreamed up the perfect facility to cater to the needs of local climbers. A major component of rock climbing is community, so they knew that whatever they made would have to combine impressive rock walls, dynamic bouldering areas, with a comfortable place for members to gather and collaborate.

The goal: To build a premier hub where Limerick / Clare climbers could not only perfect their craft, but to create a space where they could gather as a community, learning from and teaching one another.

The ongoing mission of Suas is to offer everything that a traditional climbing gym does… Only better. John and David took standard climbing and bouldering gym concepts and improved on them, adding dedicated indoor and outdoor commune area’s.

One of the best things about having local owners is accessibility. Suas isn’t a big-box gym, so the staff actually hears what you have to say. Feedback is always welcome and is taken seriously, and you’re encouraged to let us know what you think about your new climbing home.