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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 07/03/21: At 1110hrs the team received a request to assist a walker who sustained an ankle injury close to the summit of Pierces Castle. Walkers from the Kilbroney Ramblers who happened upon the incident were able to provide initial assistance and reassurance and supply the team with an accurate grid reference for the location.  The team responded, assessed and treated the casualty before assisting her to a team vehicle for transit to the roadside and then onward transport to further care.
6 members responded with a further 6 on standby and the team stood down at 1425hrs.

#PlanCarefully #BePrepared #StaySafe #BeAdventureSmart

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Hope your ok Michelle x

Thank you

Well done to all involved

Eileen Hollywood

Laura Doran


Stuart Baird

Well done MMRT and great to see those out in hills using their navigational skills to assist others in need, big shout out to that individual.

Well done and a big thank you to all the MMRT team and everyone else that helped. πŸ‘πŸ‘

A big thank you again to the MMRT for helping me today, your assistance was second to none & greatly appreciated πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»β€οΈ Also the 3 lovely woman who stayed with me & Marie until the MMRT came, use were fab & a great comfort thank you πŸ₯° Beatrice & Billy not a better pair to come across a casualty on the mountains, use were amazing with your expertise & all the equipment needed to help keep me comfortable, thank you so much πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜Š luckily just a bad sprain i think but this has made me think twice about hiking again without the proper kit!

Well done to all of you..

Glad to hear your ok Michelle hopefully your ankle will heal soon Xx

Just out off interest, do many off those you help have the app on their phone "my 3 words ", if so is it helpful for yous?

Well done all 😊

Aww Michelle Horner hope your ok xπŸ₯°

Well done everyone involved πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done.

Hope you’re ok Michelle.

Great work πŸ‘Œ

Well done again, brilliant work u all do.

Maggie Pridgen, Dympna Sands this was we saw πŸ™πŸ™

Well done team

Well done to u all πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Michelle Horner glad its just a sprain, take care

Well done πŸ‘

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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.

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