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 21/05/19: At 1542hrs the team received a request to assist a walker who had slipped and sustained a lower leg injury while descending the Bloody Bridge track.
The team responded, assessed and treated the casualty and evacuated her by stretcher, and subsequently team vehicle to meet an NIAS ambulance for transfer to hospital. 
14 members responded and the team stood down at 1900hrs.

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Thank you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank you all for amazing job xx clean break so not to bad 😒 but I can't thank you enough xxx

Nightmare Alison πŸ™ˆ

Again , what would us walkers do without you heroes. Well done for giving your time 🍷

Well done everyone

You ok David Graham

Well done to you all. Great work you do.

Great job well done everyone

Well done

Fantastic job as always you guys!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done everyone!!

Another great job guys

Well done everyone πŸ˜πŸ‘

Excellent job as always people

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Great job everybody

Great job ...everybody

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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.

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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