Registration for the Art O'Neill Challenge (AON) 2018 is open! You can register at reg.artoneillchallenge.ie/. Registration is open until midnight on Saturday, November 18th. No payment is required on registration. The event is limited to 200 participants, and is usually oversubscribed. After November 18th, all registrations will be entered into a random draw and places will be offered accordingly. Entry fees are non-refundable, however, places can be transferred up to midnight on December 31st. This year, we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to increase the entry fee. AON 2018 will cost €140 to enter. There are absolutely no commercial interests in the event, with all proceeds going directly to Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team's (DWMRT) operating costs. In addition, the team is raising funds to build its own rescue base, having operated for more than 30 years without a home of its own. All personnel involved in organising and running AON are unpaid volunteers. Participants of this unique event can expect the same great logistics and support as previous years, with some extras for 2018. Best of luck, and sincere thanks, from DWMRT for your continued support!
Mayo Mountain Rescue added 5 new photos — at Croagh Patrick.
Location: Croagh Patrick
The team were called at 1708 to an injured female at the base of the cone of Croagh Patrick. A first response party treated the casualty who had sustained a lower leg injury. She was stretchered off the hill and taken by Order of Malta Ambulance to Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar.
Thanks to all involved. Wishing the casualty a speedy recovery. ... See MoreSee Less
SARDA handler Gerry Tobin and search dog Dexter paid a visit to Croom College of Further Education yesterday to give a talk to their animal care students. The college very kindly gave the proceeds of a pub quiz to SARDA (presented to Gerry by lecturer Susan Reddan). Thank you! The donation will be used towards our training and equipment costs. ... See MoreSee Less
Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team added 2 new photos.
The Annual Sligo Science Fair is on today at the IT Sligo from 12 till 5. If your down call to us for a chat and the kids ( and bigger kids ) can take a picture at our storm shelter 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
North West Mountain Rescue Team added 42 new photos.
Once again, it has been a very busy weekend for North West Mountain Rescue Team. As well as the Call-Out already mentioned on Knocklayd Mountain in Co. Antrim on Friday night, the team were also tasked to locate and safely escort two teenage walkers who became disorientated and lost on Divis Mountain outside Belfast on Saturday night. All this was happening while over 20 members of the team were doing one of the twice-yearly Rescue and Emergency Care Level 3 assessments..this time in Co. Fermanagh....which included...as can be seen from the pictures.... first aid lectures and practical applications in emergency scenarios....with injuries (made to look realistic with make-up) and thick smoke from what could be fires in real life...to make things even more difficult. Needless to say the team successfully handled the situation. ... See MoreSee Less
Over 500 now registered for Long Way Round 2017. €35 registration still available on line for next few days at www.semra.ie/longwayround Special €30 rate if you have a group of 10 but let us know in the next day or so. Looking like it will be a great night and looking foward to meeting friends old and new. ... See MoreSee Less