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 05.12.19;

At 1234hrs today, the team received a request for assistance from an injured walker. The casualty, who was part of a group sustained a lower leg injury while walking in the vicinity of the Blue Lough in the Annalong Valley. The team responded, assessed and treated the casualty for a knee injury before a stretcher evacuation to the Carrick a Little track and team vehicles. After a short ‘bouncy’ transfer, the casualty was returned to the care of her group at road access. We wish the casualty well. A total of 8 team members responded and stood down at 1550hrs.

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good work, rough aul day to be in the hills

Marvellous work by Mourne Mountain Rescue. Wishing the Casualty a speedy recovery. 🤗🤗🤗

Well done MMR, I'm not sure the walking group showed good judgement in today's conditions.

Well done everyone another case of volunteers know and work better than a lot of people

I have to give the mountain rescue, they are a terrific, and deadicaded of volunteers. Job well done.

Once again a job well done excellent work well done all.

Well done to all stay safe

Well done team ...cold day for the mountains

Well done team . Amazing work 🍷

You guys are brilliant well done as always. X

Very Well Done to you all !!!👍👏👏

Great work well done 👏👏👏

Well done, great job 👍

Well done to all involved 👍

Great work as always

Well done all !

Great work guys

Well done guys 🖤

Great job !!

Well done to all.

Well Done 👍🏻

Well done everyone

Well done everyone

Great work

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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