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 Óige 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 16/11/19: At 1555hrs the team received a request to assist in a search for a missing person in the Trassey area. 
The team responded and with local police and police air support were able to locate the person and give them into the care of the ambulance service. 
12 members responded and the team stood down at 1930hrs.

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However the Ulster hospital weren't interested in helping the person and they were told it was up to them if they wanted to kill themselves and discharged. This time they won't be found and they will be dead by morning.

Marvellous work from MMRT. An gald this person was found Safe and well. Great to see all Emergency Services working together. I Fully support our Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. They our Volunteers who are read to help at a moments notice. Stay safe please on the Mountains.

Well done everyone, I seen the police at Carricklyttle and the dog search mrt heading to Meelmore as I headed home.

Just another day at the office for the first responders. Well done everyone 👏👏

It’s only the existence of this service that allows people to enjoy the Mournes with a degree of reassurance that in the event of them having a problem there’s a team of highly qualified and experienced people willing to wade in and help.

Well done yet another bunch of people giving their time and much needed expertise for nothing for their fellow human beings

Well done again to all involved. Great emergency service.

Brilliant what would we do without you all, great job

Fantastic work as always

great job everyone!

Well done everyone yous are wonderful🙏

You are amazing. Well done.

Well done e everyone.

Stay at home?

Brian Rafferty


However the Ulster Hospital weren't interested in helping the person and let them walk out to kill themselves. They said it was up to them if they wanted to. They will be dead by morning. You should have left them to die.

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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


In an Emergency

In an emergency 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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