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Call out update: Casualty has now been safely stretchered off the mountain to an awaiting NAS ambulance for transport to and further treatment at hospital for a lower leg injury. 

Team members stood down at 16:30 and are currently returning to their homes (for a later than expected Sunday lunch!).

Call out update: Casualty has now been safely stretchered off the mountain to an awaiting NAS ambulance for transport to and further treatment at hospital for a lower leg injury.

Team members stood down at 16:30 and are currently returning to their homes (for a later than expected Sunday lunch!).
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Well done.. hope the injured recovers well👍👍

Well done to all concerned, patient recovered safely and all the team safely home 🏃👍👍👍🙏

Best wishes to the injured person and 👏👏👏 to all agencies involved.

Well done to all involved. Keep up the super good work.

Well done guys.... excellent result.

Well done guys 👍

Well done

Fair play 👍👍

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2019 Round-Up: 
Kerry Mountain Rescue Team has dealt with 38 callouts to date in 2019, with approximately half of these occurring over the busy summer months. The callout profile has ranged widely, from fall injuries and medical assistance to casualty location and recovery operations. The majority of the callouts took place in the McGillycuddy’s Reeks with a number of callouts on the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas also.  

Team training hours have increased in the past 12 months with the addition of new training modules on drone operation and 4x4 driving techniques, along with regular training in the core competencies of first aid, casualty care and evacuation, technical ropework, navigation and radio communications. 2019 also saw the team involved in a number of inter-agency training operations and emergency simulations on Skellig Michael.

The team took delivery of a new command vehicle in October this year. This customised vehicle is a fantastic addition to the fleet and will be a huge asset for us in the co-ordination of search and rescue operations.

In other news, the team was delighted to receive the Laochra Chiarraí award from the Kerry Association at an awards ceremony in Croke Park earlier in the year.

Once again, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to all those who have donated funds to the team over the year. The team relies heavily on donations to meet our annual running costs and we very much appreciate the effort that donors and fundraisers make in this regard. As well as contributing to regular running costs, fundraising efforts by individuals and local businesses in 2019 have allowed us to procure additional technical and medical equipment, ensuring that the team is equipped to the highest standards for the year ahead.

Finally, Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir !

2019 Round-Up:
Kerry Mountain Rescue Team has dealt with 38 callouts to date in 2019, with approximately half of these occurring over the busy summer months. The callout profile has ranged widely, from fall injuries and medical assistance to casualty location and recovery operations. The majority of the callouts took place in the McGillycuddy’s Reeks with a number of callouts on the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas also.

Team training hours have increased in the past 12 months with the addition of new training modules on drone operation and 4x4 driving techniques, along with regular training in the core competencies of first aid, casualty care and evacuation, technical ropework, navigation and radio communications. 2019 also saw the team involved in a number of inter-agency training operations and emergency simulations on Skellig Michael.

The team took delivery of a new command vehicle in October this year. This customised vehicle is a fantastic addition to the fleet and will be a huge asset for us in the co-ordination of search and rescue operations.

In other news, the team was delighted to receive the Laochra Chiarraí award from the Kerry Association at an awards ceremony in Croke Park earlier in the year.

Once again, we would like to extend a sincere thanks to all those who have donated funds to the team over the year. The team relies heavily on donations to meet our annual running costs and we very much appreciate the effort that donors and fundraisers make in this regard. As well as contributing to regular running costs, fundraising efforts by individuals and local businesses in 2019 have allowed us to procure additional technical and medical equipment, ensuring that the team is equipped to the highest standards for the year ahead.

Finally, Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir !
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Thank you all so much for all the time and effort you put in every year. Both doing the actual rescues and all the training that makes you the professional body of people that you are. All the time away from family and friends in the selfless act of helping others. Thank you again. Have a safe and quiet Christmas. God bless you all.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas. Be safe in 2020 & always. Well done to you all for the fantastic work you do. 🎄🎅💕

Happy Christmas to yeah all .All the luck 4 new year .

Wishing you all the very best in 2020. Your a great bunch of people.

You guys brought me down the mountain after I broke my ankle in Kenmare for the quest adventure race I’m so thankful to each and everyone of you especially Jerry and his warm black current and fruit cake and Margaret for helping me out when I needed it most you do an amazing job thank you so much I wish you all a Merry Christmas 🎄 and. Happy New Year 🥳

Happy Christmas to you all and all the very best for the new year ahead, Amazing people

Great work. May you all have a safe 2020 on the hills.

Thank you all xxc

Thank you Kerry Mountain Rescue it is great to know you have our back every time we venture on the magnificent Kerry hills. Happy Christmas to you and your very patient and understanding families.

Wishing Kerry mountain rescue team a very happy and healthy Christmas, thank you to all the team,you have saved so many walkers,,♥️♥️👣🐐

Fair play for the brilliant hard work you do. Happy Christmas 🎄🎅🎊

Thank you all very much for all the work you do.Happy Christmas to you all and your families

Well done to all the team, great work this year and always.

Happy Christmas to a great bunch of people..

A very Happy Christmas to you all from S.EM.S.A.R

Thank you for all your hard work and have a wonderful Christmas.

Well Done All,Hope you all have a safe and Peaceful Christmas

Happy Xmas guys , MY HEROS

What would we do without them????

Super people

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Big thanks to our own team member, Johnny, from Adventure Therapy, for running an excellent training session this evening on mountain navigation for our new probationary members.

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A huge thank you to the 200 brave souls who escape from Dublin Castle tonight as they take part in the 2020 Art ONeill Challenge. Alongside those brave souls, there is a small army of volunteers who help run the event, we cant thank them enough!

AON follows the route of Art and Henry ONeill, and Red Hugh ODonnell when they escaped imprisonment in Dublin Castle in January 1592. Just like the original, the modern escapees leave the Castle and run or walk 53km through the night, making for the safety of Glenmalure. 

Itll be a tough night, but as usual, #DWMRT will look after them all the way. #AON20 is one of the teams main fundraising events, helping to keep our volunteer service operational.

A huge thank you to the 200 brave souls who escape from Dublin Castle tonight as they take part in the 2020 Art O'Neill Challenge. Alongside those brave souls, there is a small army of volunteers who help run the event, we can't thank them enough!

AON follows the route of Art and Henry O'Neill, and Red Hugh O'Donnell when they escaped imprisonment in Dublin Castle in January 1592. Just like the original, the modern escapees leave the Castle and run or walk 53km through the night, making for the safety of Glenmalure.

It'll be a tough night, but as usual, #dwmrt will look after them all the way. #aon20 is one of the team's main fundraising events, helping to keep our volunteer service operational.
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Thanks to all volunteers on the night. Incredibly helpful and cheery at all checkpoints. A night to remember...

Many thanks to all the volunteers, amazing and professionally run event fron start to finish and participates too!

Great event really well run. Thanks for everything 😃

One of the worlds best races.

Deadly 👏

God speed each and every one of them

Ray Curley we.manned check point 2 John Wrynn busy making the Porridge

Brian Lawlor Nxt Year . . .😁

Jake Morris

Joanne Tobin Ciara McGuinness

Rosie

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Callout 1: 2/01/2020

Location: Drummin, Foxford

MMRT were tasked by ambulance control at 1317hrs to assist a female casualty who had sustained a lower leg injury from a fall on a trail north of Drummin wood, Foxford, on a hillside.

An MMRT first response party and incident command were dispatched to the location. A HSE paramedic was on scene treating the casualty and the casualty was winched into the  Coastguard helicopter  Rescue 118 official with MMRT personnel assisting with the hi line. The casualty was then transported to Mayo University Hospital by R 118 in Castlebar for further treatment.

MMRT were stood down at 1514hrs. Thanks to all the services involved today.

Callout 1: 2/01/2020

Location: Drummin, Foxford

MMRT were tasked by ambulance control at 1317hrs to assist a female casualty who had sustained a lower leg injury from a fall on a trail north of Drummin wood, Foxford, on a hillside.

An MMRT first response party and incident command were dispatched to the location. A HSE paramedic was on scene treating the casualty and the casualty was winched into the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 118 official with MMRT personnel assisting with the hi line. The casualty was then transported to Mayo University Hospital by R 118 in Castlebar for further treatment.

MMRT were stood down at 1514hrs. Thanks to all the services involved today.
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Well done to u all! Myself and my little girl were travelling in the car and saw the Rescue helicopter and another helicopter and were worried. We said a prayer for all. Well done on all the work ye do! My husband had to be airlifted years ago from a cliff. So we really do appreciate it!

Well done Rescue 118 and ALL involved hope the casualty is ok. Stay safe and take care and God bless you all in your next line of duty my friends.

Individual and community spirit is essential in all we do to help others and you all have bucket loads. I would certainly help raise money and awareness for the great service you all provide. Just amazing

Stay safe....Thank you for being there.

God bless each one of you involved and thank you for the work you do

Wonderful people always at the ready

Well done rescue team

Well done everyone

Well done 👍

Well done 👍

Well done 🙏x

Well done

Teresa McElhatton

Kathleen Ferguson

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WE NEED YOUR HELP! And this may be the first of many requests over the next while so apologies in advance! Our new base is so close and you could almost say “we’re almost there”... to say we’re excited would be an understatement. This project represents a £1m investment in our service and hence the wider community and ultimately will be our first permanent home. There’ll be more updates on that in due course but for now we’re looking for a PR Professional willing to help us progress our campaign. If you or your organisation would be interested in supporting a very unique cause by contributing your expertise, we’d love to hear from you... if interested, please email secretary@mournemrt.org - please feel free to tag and share.

#AlmostThere #100%Voluntary #100%Committed

WE NEED YOUR HELP! And this may be the first of many requests over the next while so apologies in advance! Our new base is so close and you could almost say “we’re almost there”... to say we’re excited would be an understatement. This project represents a £1m investment in our service and hence the wider community and ultimately will be our first permanent home. There’ll be more updates on that in due course but for now we’re looking for a PR Professional willing to help us progress our campaign. If you or your organisation would be interested in supporting a very unique cause by contributing your expertise, we’d love to hear from you... if interested, please email secretary@mournemrt.org - please feel free to tag and share.

#AlmostThere #100%Voluntary #100%Committed
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Cant wait, by the way have put us down for total warrior, thought you be pleased lol xx

Mark Marshall we would never have made it to the top if someone hadn't told us this this....🤣. Good luck Mourne Mountain Rescue with your new base!! You definitely deserve it!

When I climbed Ben Nevis for my 60yth birthday that's exactly what people said to me 😁🤣

In all honesty I dont use this....I tell the truth! 😁

Colin Mcclean you’re so guilty of the ‘you’re almost there ‘ bit.😁

Just round the next bend... lol Claire McLaughlin Stuart McLaughlin Peter Mclaughlin

Andrew Clarke how many times have we heard this? 😅

Stephen Crothers Jilly Maco you are welcome

Didi Baxter you on the 11th switch back lol

Stephen Codd remind you of anyone . "Another 15 mins" 😉

Lauren McNally

Ann Stevenson made me laugh so true

Christine Fitzpatrick

Holly Kerr

John McGinn For Catherine

Jonny Collins would you be interested?

Ellie Henderson the picture 😅😇

Tricia Wignall us soon x

Lynne- or a snowshoer?

Ash Knights

Clare Deegan 😂😂

Aidan. You

Simon Houston

Nigel Kelly

Lorna Doone😅

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The Glen Team would like to wish All our Volunteer Members, supporters, followers, family members and everyone who enjoys the outdoors in one form or another, A Happy and Safe New Year in 2020 and wish you well in all your adventures, both abroad and at home in 2020 🥳

The Glen Team would like to wish All our Volunteer Members, supporters, followers, family members and everyone who enjoys the outdoors in one form or another, A Happy and Safe New Year in 2020 and wish you well in all your adventures, both abroad and at home in 2020 🥳 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for being fabulous

Happy new year to you all Fabulous people doing fantastic work so selflessly🙏Wishing you all a great and safe 2020 🎉

Many happy returns to all and stay safe.

Happy New Year to all the Volunteer Members. Many thanks from all hill walkers for your time, dedication and expertise...

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21 hours ago

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
CALLOUT. Two of our dog teams, Michael Grant with search dog Ziggy and Louise Burgoyne with search dog Lyla, assisted South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association with this search for a missing person in Co. Tipperary on Friday. Sadly, the missing gentleman was located deceased. RIP.

CALLOUT. Two of our dog teams, Michael Grant with search dog Ziggy and Louise Burgoyne with search dog Lyla, assisted South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association with this search for a missing person in Co. Tipperary on Friday. Sadly, the missing gentleman was located deceased. RIP. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great effort by all. condolences to his family

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Here is a picture of our recent training exercise with the main man himself on Benbulben. He requested the training session incase of GPS system failure on Christmas eve! 
Wishing you all a Happy and safe Christmas. Stay safe if you are out on the hills 🎅🎅
UPDATE!
Santa didnt need SLMRT assistance and we were stood down by Garda Síochána Sligo/Leitrim.

Here is a picture of our recent training exercise with the main man himself on Benbulben. He requested the training session incase of GPS system failure on Christmas eve!
Wishing you all a Happy and safe Christmas. Stay safe if you are out on the hills 🎅🎅
UPDATE!
Santa didn't need SLMRT assistance and we were stood down by Garda Síochána Sligo/Leitrim.
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Nigel Regan that’s what we seen 😂😂😂😂

Catriona O Donnell show this to Charlie & Ailsa

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4 days ago

North West MRT

Winter conditions are prevailing on Cuilcagh. We can not reiterate enough how dangerous the compacted ice is on the boardwalk. Walking conditions are currently very slippery.
Please take heed of the warning before thinking of walking the boardwalk.
Thank you for you assistance with this. #staysafe
📸 Andrew Toolan
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Claire Black have you snow?

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Just after midnight Friday 17th Jan, SEMRA received a request from AGS for assistance in the search for an elderly gentleman who was missing in the Toureen area.  A full team call out was made and working from a base at the Silver Sands/Keating’s 4 search parties including, Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)dog Ziggy and handler Mick, searched the farmland, farm buildings and forest tracks until 5am.  The search was stood down temporarily to allow the search teams to re-group and for more team members to join the next phase.  The search base re-located to the car park at the Lady Gregory pub and at 8am 4 SEMRA search teams went out again.  They were joined by 2 SARDA search dogs - Ziggy with handler Mick and Lyla with handler Louise.  Tipperary Civil Defence joined the search with a K-9 unit, a drone unit along with more of their team members.   The An Garda Síochána from Cahir were on scene throughout the day to provide support and called in the An Garda Síochána Air Support Unit helicopter to search during the night and again in daylight.  Members of the Galtee Walking Club and local people all joined the search. Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail assisted also by sending a crew to check along the railway line.  The Defence Force & Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery were on standby to join the search.  Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of so many people, the deceased gentleman was found shortly before 1pm.  SEMRA would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search and to thank the kind people who provided tea & sandwiches to the searchers.  Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.

Just after midnight Friday 17th Jan, SEMRA received a request from AGS for assistance in the search for an elderly gentleman who was missing in the Toureen area. A full team call out was made and working from a base at the Silver Sands/Keating’s 4 search parties including, Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)dog Ziggy and handler Mick, searched the farmland, farm buildings and forest tracks until 5am. The search was stood down temporarily to allow the search teams to re-group and for more team members to join the next phase. The search base re-located to the car park at the Lady Gregory pub and at 8am 4 SEMRA search teams went out again. They were joined by 2 SARDA search dogs - Ziggy with handler Mick and Lyla with handler Louise. Tipperary Civil Defence joined the search with a K-9 unit, a drone unit along with more of their team members. The An Garda Síochána from Cahir were on scene throughout the day to provide support and called in the An Garda Síochána Air Support Unit helicopter to search during the night and again in daylight. Members of the Galtee Walking Club and local people all joined the search. Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail assisted also by sending a crew to check along the railway line. The Defence Force & Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery were on standby to join the search. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of so many people, the deceased gentleman was found shortly before 1pm. SEMRA would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search and to thank the kind people who provided tea & sandwiches to the searchers. Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great work by all teams and persons involved. Our sincere condolences to the man's family.

Well done to all,Condolences to the Family, May he RIP .so sad

Well done everyone involved and their wonderful dogs . Very sad outcome RIP

Heroes all, while most of us were sleeping in our beds. A sad outcome, but a wonderful effort on behalf of all who assisted in the search.

Well done to everyone involved. My condolences to his family.

Well done guys and all involved and the dogs. Condolences to the gentleman's family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.

Not the positive outcome that all searchers hope for but Well done on another successful search Team.

Great work mike

Very sad .

Well done everyone

Great work

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