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 ร“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

Upย 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 07/05/22: At 1444hrs the team received a request to assist a walker who sustained a lower leg injury while descending a track near Bearnagh Quarry. We responded to the scene, assessed and treated the injury before transferring the injured person to the roadside for handover to NIAS HART paramedics. 
As this incident was being dealt with a second call came in at 1559hrs to assist a walker who had become unwell while descending Slieve Donard. A response went to the scene and met the walker who was, with assistance, able to walk to a team vehicle for transport to safety. 
As this was being resolved, a third call was received at 1747hrs to assist a group of walkers disoriented on a descent from Commedagh. Coordinators were able to talk the group down via phone calls. 
5 members were involved with others on stand by and the team stood down at 1930hrs.

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So I'm your first call out today and wanted to thank Martin and the men for their help. You guys are just amazing and doing a brilliant job. Home now in plaster with a broken fibula! Soo impressed with Mourne Mountain Rescue. ๐Ÿ’“

Fantastic work by MMRT. It is Great to hear about the Emergency Services working together. Great work Folks.

They'd be lost without you !!!! Top job, once again...

Well done we would be lost without your assistance ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

Busy day! Thank you for your service

Well done folks๐Ÿ‘

Busy day for you all great results though well done everyone excellent job as usual

Well done to all.

What a day for you all, fair play to you great work again

Well done all in todays call outs, amazing as always

Great job thank you all

Good job men, as always !!

Well done once again to all Services ๐Ÿ‘

Well done everyone

Well done to all involved

Well done everyone you had a busy day. X

Well done everyone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great job ๐Ÿ‘

Well done MMR!!

Great job thanks

Well dun team brilliant work

As always, thankyou for your service and assistance. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

Well done guys always good to know you are there

Well done MMRT ๐Ÿ‘

Well done MMRT

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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 emergencyย 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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