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.

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Callouts 6.08.20; Two consecutive calls today resulting from the infamous Mourne clag. First call at circa. 1530hrs involved a group of 3 temporarily misplaced on Eagle in the Western Mournes. Located by technology and due to the context of position etc, guided down by two team members. The second at circa. 2030hrs involved another group of 3 temporarily misplaced on Binnian. Again located by technology, and with advice from a team co-ordinator, were quickly relocated to a nearby farmhouse.

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Clag? Low cloud?

Well done guys

Patricia Ferguson

Scott Ennis

Well done . May need an add on UTV warning people of the dangers of mountains as all are staying at home this year 🤣🤣. It’s not easy on the hero’s 🍷

(All the gear no clue)well done MMRT though no injuries 👏😬

Have met a lot of people walking up into the mountains recently looking directions, sumtimes to a mountain literally sitting looking at them, each one was asked, have u a map and compass and each time the answer is NO!!! Seriously!! people need to realise the mountains are not a simple "walk in the park" and get a grip!! Rant over!!

Was it the same 3?😂 Well done.

A lot of people up from the South staying in Rostrevor at the moment. They don’t realise how dangerous the Rostrevor mountains can be. They look at them as small mountains. That Eagle mountain coming down into Yellow Water is such a tough climb. Your coming down a cliff edge.

Well done all - I love your use of "temporarily misplaced" for the word "lost"!!!

We done everyone. Why do people go up in the fog anyway

Well done everyone

Eagle mountain awful - did it once with a DofEd group at BB - coming down was horrendous!

The heli from the South is always available to Rescue them 😉

Well done guys👍

Well down folks👍

Great work these rescue team do not recognised enough

Well done. 👍

Nice one - glad everyone is safe

Well done

Well done!

Well done

Well done guys

Well done 👍🏻

Well done

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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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