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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 15/09/19: At 1313 hrs the team received a call to assist a walker who had fallen and sustained lower leg and hip injuries while descending Slieve Gullion. 
The team responded, assessed, treated and packaged the casualty and carried her off the hill by stretcher for handover to NIAS paramedics and onward transport to hospital.
14 members responded and the team stood down at 1815 hrs.
Thanks to NIAS for their assistance.

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Thanks to all the volunteers who helped Anne yesterday. Great job. Your response and attention is much appreciated by our Club. πŸ‘

Doing a great job, even doings jobs a day in advance!!

Saw you rescue this lady, well done to you all and a salutary lesson for all us walkers, thank goodness you are there to help us x

Absolutely Amazing work Folks. I hope the Lady has a speedy recovery and get well soon. Thank You to the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team for the quick Response and getting safetly back to their Base πŸ‘β­πŸ€—

Brilliant as always guys πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done everyone πŸ‘β€οΈ

Brilliant job Well Done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

You all do a fantastic job, well done x

Well done guys ...

Busy weekend for you all, well done again xx πŸ‘

Well done, busy couple of days.

Busy weekend! Well done!

Well done and thanks to all the team

Great job especially given last night’s late finish. Thanks for what you do.

Busy weekend well doneπŸ‘

Great work guys.

Well done to all involved

Well done everybody.

No let up for the team this weekend . Well done 🍷

Seen your team on route well done & thank you

Well done team. You are all fantastic

Well done team you've been kept busy this weekend


You have had a busy run recently. Not much rest after last night. .its all appreciated


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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 emergencyΒ 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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