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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Callout 26/06/22: At 1838hrs the team received a request to assist in searching for a missing person in the Annalong Valley area. The team responded and a search plan was put in place with additional support from SARDA IN and local police. The missing person was located by team members near Annalong Wood and assisted to safety and onward care. 
15 members responded and stood down at 2130hrs.

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Glad to be of assistance Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

Well done all involved

Well done all excellent job as usual ๐Ÿ˜Š

Truly great people well-done everyone

Well done everyone great job as always xx

Well done all involved ๐Ÿ‘

Well done to all involved ๐Ÿ‘

Great work by everyone

Well done everyone

Well done everyone.

Well done Again

Thanks for all your efforts for us all folks!

Well done all

Well done guys ....

Thank you

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Mountain heroes ๐Ÿค˜

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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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