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 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…

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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.

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Callout 07.02.20;

At 0037hrs, the team received a request to assist a missing hillwalker. The adult female had been walking on Slieve Donard but failed to return as expected and friends raised the alarm. The team responded and carried out extensive searches of the walkers route from Donard Park to the summit of Slieve Donard. Given the context of the request and factors including the prevailing conditions, the team requested the assistance of a range of additional resources. At 0746, as the team were regrouping, the walker turned up safe and well outside the search area. Thanks to those that assisted including the PSNI, PSNI Air Support, Search & Rescue Dogs Assoc., HM Coastguard, ARCC, PSNI Search & Rescue, Irish Coastguard, Rescue 116 and those on standby including Skywatch and North West MRT. 16 MMRT members responded and the team stood down at 0800hrs.

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A great effort by all involved, your friends at Strand Bikers are proud to be associated with such a wonderful bunch of courageous people. Thank you for the service you provide to our community ๐Ÿ‘

Hope the lady is well and recovering. A lot of resources went into the search

We were in the Mournes yesterday and bumped into the PSNI Search & Rescue Team on a training exercise and exchanged a bit of banter with them getting paid by the tax-payer to enjoy the Mournes! Great work guys and all the other teams involved. It’s great to know you are there for us if needed!

Good work everyone Youse had a lot of resources on hand Glad lady is ok ๐Ÿ‘

Saw the lights on the mountain early this morning. Think we all under estimate the service provided voluntarily.

Good job folks. And everyone safe and well. Jobs a goodun

Cracking job. Thanks for watching our backs when we’re out and about.

I hope the lady realises the resources used to locate her

Well done, once again, thanks everyone you're amazing.

To everyone involved ... I take my hat off to you all ... magnificent work. We depend on you all so much ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Did she not have a phone on her? The amount of resources used when it appears she was safe and well!

So reassuring to know you go that extra mile

Fantastic work x

Always there to help,much appreciated, hopefully never needed for me!!!

Great work & great news

Brilliant work as always.

Well done everyone . ๐Ÿท

Gordon Wallace This could have been you! This is why you notify someone when you go for a 'dander' up the mountain.

Good work guys ๐Ÿ˜

Well Done to all involved!

Good job guys... RESPECT

Great work always.

Well done guys.

Well done to all involved

Well done all

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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


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