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#Mountain Rescue

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 22 December, 2019

'People go to the hills to clear their heads': Mountain rescue volunteers ready for calls over Christmas

It can be a lovely time to get out into nature, rescue volunteers just ask that people are sensible when they do.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 16 December, 2019

Sally Gap in Wicklow closed due to 'treacherous conditions'

Mountain Rescue personnel evacuated 13 people from a stranded bus yesterday.

# mountain-rescue - Friday 1 February, 2019

Rescuers warn against 'snow tourism' as mountain routes remain closed in Wicklow

Mountain rescue teams are reminding people to heed warnings and come prepared.

# mountain-rescue - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Hikers warned of 'heat exhaustion' as warm spell leads to spike in mountain rescue callouts

The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team has reported over 60 callouts so far this year.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 2 April, 2018

Equipment worth thousands stolen from mountain rescue team's base

It’s the second incident of its kind in a matter of weeks.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Drivers insisted on following sat-nav straight into Wicklow snowdrifts, rescuers say

Motorists are being reminded they always need to take heed of road conditions.

# mountain-rescue - Friday 9 March, 2018

# mountain-rescue - Friday 29 December, 2017

Three people rescued off Carrauntoohil in wintry conditions

It’s the fourth callout for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team since Christmas.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 2 October, 2017

Irish mountain rescue volunteer dies while training in Wales

Kevin Hallahan was a father who joined the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team in 2011.

# mountain-rescue - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Coast Guard assist in rescuing man (30s) from mountain

The man sustained a broken leg while climbing the mountain.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 21 September, 2015

Dramatic photos as injured hillwalker rescued from Galway mountainside

The hillwalker alerted emergency services after injuring his ankle.

# mountain-rescue - Saturday 18 July, 2015

People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play

And it’s all in the name of a very good cause

# mountain-rescue - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Total darkness didn't stop Galway rescuers reaching two men trapped on a mountain

The two men were tapped on the Twelve Bens Mountain Range last night.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 2 March, 2015

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank SOS

Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank

The walkers became disorientated during their descent.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Climbers stuck on ledge sparks dramatic rescue on Carrauntoohil

A mountain rescue team had to be airlifted to the summit to reach the climbers.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 29 December, 2014

Woman rescued after getting lost on Bray Head

The woman suffered no injuries in the incident.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Planning to climb this mountain over the break? ... For your own sake, plan your way down

Mountain rescuers and Defence Forces personnel sacrificed their Christmas lunches to respond to a climber in need on Leinster’s highest peak.

# mountain-rescue - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Rescuers reach woman stranded overnight on Kerry mountain

The alarm was first raised yesterday afternoon.

# mountain-rescue - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Belgian man rescued after falling on steep ground at waterfall

The rescue teams had to take measures to ensure he wouldn’t slip any further during the rescue.

# mountain-rescue - Thursday 26 June, 2014

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams SOS

'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams

Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 25 November, 2013

Two men rescued after falling in water at Glendalough

The two men were treated for mild hypothermia.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Mountain rescue teams attend 100th callout this year

Some 192 people have been assisted by the teams in 2013 and there have been six fatalities.

# mountain-rescue - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Body found in search for missing hillwalker in Mayo

There was an extensive search for the hillwalker over a four day period.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Two people seriously injured during Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

One woman sustained a head injury and a man in his 50s had a suspected cardiac arrest.

# mountain-rescue - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised Vandalism This post contains images

PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised

At least two cars were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 25 February, 2013

Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days

Rescue services call for warning signs to alert motorists to ice and snow-laden roads over Sally Gap.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 7 January, 2013

Five rescued from Wicklow mountains in two separate incidents

The two groups, one of which had been split up, were rescued on a busy day for Dublin and Wicklow mountain rescue.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Woman airlifted from Glendalough

The 68-year-old was out walking when she found herself in trouble.

# mountain-rescue - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Two people rescued from highest mountain in Wicklow

The mountain rescue team came to the aid of a man and a young girl in separate rescue operations today.

# mountain-rescue - Sunday 2 September, 2012

A serious business: the work of Ireland's mountain rescue volunteers reporter Sinéad O’Carroll joined Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team for an evening. Here’s what happened.

# mountain-rescue - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick Rescue This post contains videos

VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick

The Air Corp filmed the rescue at the weekend from the moment the helicopter took off for the mountain. Here’s what happened.

# mountain-rescue - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Three operations in three days for Wicklow Mountain Rescue

Last night, a 32-year-old cyclist was rescued after a bad crash.

# mountain-rescue - Monday 24 October, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

11 rescued from Wicklow mountains in dramatic overnight rescue

Mountain rescue teams were also summoned into action to rescue a family of five during a busy day of rescues yesterday.