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 20/10/19: At 1419hrs the team received a request to assist a walker who sustained a lower leg injury in the Trassey area. 
The team responded, assessed and treated the injury and carried the casualty to a team vehicle in which she was transported to rendezvous with an NIAS ambulance for further treatment and onward transfer to hospital.
Thanks to members of the public and the local farming community who provided initial assistance.
A special mention to team member Harry Teggarty who celebrates his birthday today and turned out as usual, allowing friends and family a bit more time to get sufficient candles gathered together for the cake!
19 members responded and the team stood down at 1725hrs

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Brilliant from these guys yet again πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Well done to everyone involved again, a brilliant service πŸ‘

Great job once again πŸ‘

Well done once again, bless you all. πŸ‘πŸ»

Excellent Keep up the good work

Excellent job as usual you all do a great job

Great work as always

Well done everyone, team effort πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Marvellous work by Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. Keep up the fabulous amazing work Folks.

great job as always, that's dedication Harry

Great job again Hill Heros πŸ₯° Happy birthday Harry xπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Great work guys as usual and Happy Birthday Harry

One way to celebrate, Harry. Always putting others first

Well done everyone.great work as always.Happy Birthday Harry.

Well done to all involved Happy Birthday Harry πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰

Good job and a happy birthday sir.

Happy birthday cousin your a great example to us all x

Well done and Happy birthday Harry x

Will be watching out for the Annalong aea area NI Fire and Rescue Service report on trip to extinguish major fire near the harbour 🀭πŸ₯³πŸ€ͺ

Simply amazing and many happy returns Harry 🍷🍷

Well done again guys Happy birthday Harry Teggarty hope they left some cake 😁

Happy birthday Harry.

And happy birthday, Harry!

Happy Birthday Harry

Sterling work!

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We depend on donations like yours to keep saving lives in the mountains. We can only do the things we do because of people like you. Thank you.

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 emergencyΒ 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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