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.

100% Voluntary. 100% Committed.

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

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Callout 06.07.20; At 1747hrs today, the team received a request for assistance via NI Ambulance Service for an injured teenager. 
The boy, who had been walking with his family in Tollymore Park at the time, sustained the injuries in a fall. 
The team responded, and along with NIAS & HART, treated the casualty for lower leg injuries before a stretcher evacuation to a waiting ambulance and onward transfer to hospital. 
A total of 8 members responded with a further 7 on standby and all stood down by 1933hrs.
A note of thanks to Forest Service staff for their assistance. 

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Jack Fletcher

No matter what no matter how the team never judge . They do their job with skill and are appreciated by us all🍷.Well done ✅

Well done very fulfilling job

Well done folks.

Well done to all involved

Busy time for you by the look of it well done MMRT

Thanks everyone

Well done team

Thanks heros

Well done everyone

Excellent guys yet again

Great work guys

Angels on our shoulders 🙂

Tanks Beauty full

Well done to all involved

Well done all

Once again, we'll done to all involved in this incident. 👏👏👏

Very well done to all involved

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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.

Contact Information

33 Monree Hill
Co. Armagh


In an Emergency

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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