Dial 999 and 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 Óige 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…

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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.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! And this may be the first of many requests over the next while so apologies in advance! Our new base is so close and you could almost say “we’re almost there”... to say we’re excited would be an understatement. This project represents a £1m investment in our service and hence the wider community and ultimately will be our first permanent home. There’ll be more updates on that in due course but for now we’re looking for a PR Professional willing to help us progress our campaign. If you or your organisation would be interested in supporting a very unique cause by contributing your expertise, we’d love to hear from you... if interested, please email secretary@mournemrt.org - please feel free to tag and share.

#AlmostThere #100%Voluntary #100%Committed

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Cant wait, by the way have put us down for total warrior, thought you be pleased lol xx

Mark Marshall we would never have made it to the top if someone hadn't told us this this....🤣. Good luck Mourne Mountain Rescue with your new base!! You definitely deserve it!

When I climbed Ben Nevis for my 60yth birthday that's exactly what people said to me 😁🤣

In all honesty I dont use this....I tell the truth! 😁

Colin Mcclean you’re so guilty of the ‘you’re almost there ‘ bit.😁

Andrew Clarke how many times have we heard this? 😅

Just round the next bend... lol Claire McLaughlin Stuart McLaughlin Peter Mclaughlin

Stephen Crothers Jilly Maco you are welcome

Didi Baxter you on the 11th switch back lol

Stephen Codd remind you of anyone . "Another 15 mins" 😉

Lauren McNally

Ann Stevenson made me laugh so true

Christine Fitzpatrick

Holly Kerr

John McGinn For Catherine

Jonny Collins would you be interested?

Ellie Henderson the picture 😅😇

Tricia Wignall us soon x

Lynne- or a snowshoer?

Ash Knights

Ronan Dunlop

Clare Deegan 😂😂

Aidan. You

Simon Houston

Nigel Kelly

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We depend on donations like yours to keep saving lives in the mountains. We can only do the things we do because of people like you. Thank you.

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.

Contact Information

33 Monree Hill
Co. Armagh


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In an emergency 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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