Dial 999, ask for Police then Mountain Rescue


Serviced by dedicated unpaid volunteers, we rely on your support all year round

The history of organised Mountain Rescue teams began on this island in 1962 when the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was founded. The Kerry Mountain Rescue Team and the An Γ“ige Mountain Rescue Team were later founded in 1966.

The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team (hereafter referred to as ‘The Team’) is made up entirely of volunteers who live close to the Mournes. Based at the foot of Slieve Donard in the coastal town of Newcastle, all operations and callouts are currently conducted from the PSNI Station.

Lidl Northern Ireland has been given the green light to proceed with plans to develop a new state-of-the-art store in Newcastle, County Down. The new store, which will be located at Shan Slieve Drive and Bryansford Road, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, will also provide The Team the space it needs to develop a new facility, future-proofing the organisation and its ability to continue providing a lifesaving service.

The Team are actively fundraising and seeking your help to ensure we have the funds in place to make this exciting project a reality. We need YOUR help to get us the funds we need! To find out how you can donate please visit our donation page. Every Lidl helps…

2020 in numbers

Man Hours

UpΒ 44% from 2019


Up 54% from 2019

Team Members

No Change

People Assisted

Up 132% from 2019

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Mountain Rescue in the UK is a voluntary service. To maintain this valuable community operation, we rely solely on the support and generosity of you – the public.

100% Voluntary. 100% Committed.

On Call 24 / 7 / 365. Here when you need us.

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Callout 16.01.22;

At 1340hrs today, the team received a request for assistance from an injured hillwalker. The individual who was part of a walking group, took a fall sustaining an upper leg injury whilst ascending Chimney Rock. Due to the nature of the injury with the casualty unable to load bear, and the nature of the terrain, the group opted to call for help. The team responded and given the location asked for assistance from the Police Air Support Unit. The team located, assessed, packaged and evacuated the casualty off technical terrain to a suitable landing site in the valley below. Police Air Support was able to lift the casualty to Donard Park in Newcastle and into the further care of the team. After a short transfer, the casualty was passed to family for onward transfer to hospital. 

Thanks to the Police Air Support, Police Search & Rescue and local Police for assistance. 

A total of 19 members responded and stood down at 1750hrs.

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Well done to Mourne Mountain Rescue ,Police search & rescue & Police Air support πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ well done to everyone involved.

Great teamwork as always well done everyone involved

Great job folks, well done.

Well done delcan Haughian for brilliant banks man πŸ™‚

Well done to everyone involved hope Daddy Mckenna will recover quickly x

Great team work by all

Well done πŸ‘ great job Mourne mountain rescue πŸ‘

Great job guy's.

Well done all involved

Great to see interagency work

Again, very well done to the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team!

Great work as always πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ‘

Great work as alwaysπŸ‘

Well done team.

Well done everyone πŸ‘

Great job ,once again.

Well done guys

Excellent work as always

Well done guys

Well done MMRT

Thanks “guys” - we’ll done.

Well done everyone x

Well done πŸ‘ guys

Well dun team

I hope your dad is ok Caroline and Rachel!!!

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About Us

The Team is made up of 36 volunteers who live in and around the Mourne area. We are on call 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. We undertake a substantial amount of training in advanced first aid, technical rope work and search management.


We rely on donations from the public to support the work that we do. Your donation, however small, helps us to continue our work - saving lives. 100% voluntary. 100% committed.

In an Emergency

In an emergencyΒ dial 999 ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100396. HMRC Charities Reference Number: NI00503. Company Number: NI 621484.
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