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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Callouts 08.12.21;

Callout #1

At 1446 hrs today, the team received a request for assistance from an individual involved in a quad bike accident. The individual who was part of an upland works team was seriously injured following a freak accident. Once the casualties position was confirmed as Donard Forest, the team responded collecting a HEMS crew en route. The casualty was then located, stabilised, packaged and transferred to Donard Park for handover to NIAS and onward transfer to hospital. A total of 12 members responded.

Callout #2 

At 1455 hrs, while the first call was underway, the team received a further request for assistance in locating a missing person. The individual has been missing for a period of time in circumstances which give cause for concern. The team responded and along with SARDA Search Dogs and Community Rescue, carried out a considerable search of Tollymore Forest Park. The team have now stood down for the evening but will resume our search on Thursday AM. A total of 15 members responded.

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Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘ hope the casualty recovers well and good luck with the missing person tomorrow πŸ™

Great work everyone. Hope everyone is safe and well 🧑

Well done ! You do an amazing job !!Hope the casualty makes a speedy recovery.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hope they are found safe and well

You are wonderful people giving life and limb for all. Prayers for the missing person and their loved ones and thanks and prayers to our amazing rescue squads xxx

Well done to all involved again

Well done.hope the missing person is found safe and well.

Hope they're found safe and well yous guys&girls are amazing and do an absolutely fantastic job God bless you all πŸ™

You are amazing people πŸ™ I hope the injured person is going to be ok πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Well done team

God bless all involved and here’s hoping for more success tomorrow πŸ™

Well done hope missing person is located soon 😒 πŸ‘

Brilliant work team


Well done to all involved πŸ‘πŸ»

Marie Fegan

Thank you πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘

Absolute stars ⭐️

Amazing work as always πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done evryone

Great work πŸ‘

Who tf is out in that weather??

Thank you

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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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