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 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…

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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 02.12.20;

At 1150 today, the team received a request to assist a walker with a lower leg injury. 
The adult male had been walking with a friend when he slipped descending off Ballynagelty.
The team responded, located, treated and packaged the casualty for both the suspected leg fractures and hypothermia. 
Fortunately, given the terrain, the Police helicopter was already in the vacinity and the assistance of Police Air Suport was requested. 
After a quick refuel (for the helicopter!), the casualty was subsequently airlifted and flown direct to hospital. 
Thanks to Police Call Handling, Search & Rescue and Air Support for their assistance as always. 
A total of 11 members responded and stood down (off to refuel!) at 1700hrs.

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Yet again you guys deserve a medal. Excellent well done yet again, and the PSNI helicopter team.

Brilliant job yet again

As always well done to these brave volunteers πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done everyone, a very important service πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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The adult male involved said you guys did an amazing job today and thanks.

Well done everyone great team work again πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fantastic job as always folks.

Great job as usual well done

Well done 2 all

Well Done MMRT.


Well done as always πŸ‘

Well done to u all πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Fair play to you again

Hero’s of the hills 🍷

Well done πŸ‘Œ

Well done team

Well done team

Amazing 🀩

Fantastic work guys and girls

Well done folks πŸ‘

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Well done everyone

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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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In an emergencyΒ dial 999 ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

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