Dial 999 and ask for Police then Mountain Rescue


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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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Callout 16/6/19: At 1900 hrs the team received a request to assist two walkers who were lost in bad weather in the Loughshannagh area. 
The walkers themselves, as well as two campers who had seen them pass by and become concerned for their safety, had contacted police to seek help. 
The team responded and put a search plan in place, locating the two walkers along the Shannagh River. 
Team members were able to provide additional insulation for the pair, who were cold and wet but otherwise none the worse for wear.
They were then able to walk them out to team vehicles and transport them back to safety. 
18 members responded and the team stood down at 2300 hrs.

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Well done to all concerned (especially the campers who did the "right thing". These are the best outcomes - everyone home safe. πŸ‘

Excellent job Folks - glad these girls got home safely. My brother and I were camping by Lough Shannagh (but we were well kitted out and prepared). Conditions deteriorated very quickly (from what was glorious weather) with very poor phone signal. Very easy to get caught out πŸ‘

Great stuff as always folks

Another difficult rescue....well done team!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

The weather is so unpredictable and ‘Summer’ walkers are not prepared! It’s so reassuring to know you are there...well done everyone!

Fantastic work - a pleasant day that quickly became extremely challenging. Once again, kudos to the team.

Great work again guys. Well done. We were at Spelga on Friday night and it rained constantly thru the night. I don't think any waterproofs could have withstood that either. Wild weather for sure. πŸ™‚

Well done to all concerned. When it comes to rain gear, better looking at it than looking for it. Glad everyone was ok.

Well done guys!

Great job well done.

Great work as usual

Great work folks

Well done everyone

Well done to everyone involved.

Great work well done to all involved

Great photo.

Well done again! πŸ’œ So many underestimate the power of the elements!

Great photo.

Well done,πŸ‘πŸ‘

Glad everyone ok. Weather can change so quickly - so important to have good quality waterproof/gortex clothing and equipment.

Well done guysπŸ‘

Well done!

Well done team..so lucky to have you

Well done team

Great teamπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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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.

In an Emergency

In an emergencyΒ dial 999 ask for Police then Mountain Rescue

Contact Information

33 Monree Hill
Co. Armagh



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.

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100396. HMRC Charities Reference Number: NI00503. Company Number: NI 621484.
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