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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 ร“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…

2020 in numbers

Man Hours

Upย 44% from 2019


Up 54% from 2019

Team Members

No Change

People Assisted

Up 132% from 2019

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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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well done guys ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Why do inexperienced walkers put others at risk having to be assisted. You do amazing work

Everyone is entitled to enjoy the mountains, however a basic understanding of navigation is advisable. Glad the individual is safe. Well done MMRT, your certainly putting in a shift these days!

People who are unprepared and put MMRT at risk should be fined.

Inexperienced most likely no navigation skills! MMR gr8 work, as always.

Please stop risking other people's lives and check the weather forecast and that you have suitable equipment before attempting the climb .They are mountains not moleholes . Thankyou to the fantastic rescue team .

Thank you, MMRT. Not really sure who goes into the hills at this time of year without knowing how long their proposed route is going to take and what time sunset is.

Well done guys, stay at home if you can't navigate

Risking their life and others. Very well done. This is the time for it.

Well Done MMRT

Yes its fantastic that these people are here to help but please can people be more considerate when out walking and maybe start out earlier so that they are home before dark plus always check the mourne mountains weather forecast it definitely helped me this morning decide not to go to the mountains

Good work MMRT

Thanks guys for all you do! Great to know that you are there.๐Ÿ˜Š

Julie Mooney Ronan Mooney we went early yesterday morning and the visibility was poor then - wouldn’t have wanted to have been up there in the dark!

When will people learn to act responsibly?

Well done team

Well done to all involved

Well done all like you say planing is key when you’re going up the mountains excellent job as usual

Well done team.!!

Another great job ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘

Well done team

Well done guys xx

Brilliant work

Good job , Think new ball joints needed soon ๐Ÿท

Well Done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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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.

In an Emergency

In an emergencyย 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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