Welcome to SARDA Ireland

Dedicated to the training and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs, SARDA Ireland’s objective is to assist in the search and rescue of missing persons on the hills or wherever they may be.

SARDA Ireland is a voluntary 999 / 112 emergency search and rescue organisation concerned with the training, assessment and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs to search for missing persons. Our dog teams, which consist of the handler and their dog, search anywhere in Ireland and are effective in the mountains, woodlands, rural and urban areas, waterways and seashore, as well as in locating accident or disaster victims.

Search And Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) was set up in 1987 as a Registered Charity (No. 11172) and is a member of Mountain Rescue Ireland www.mountainrescue.ie and NSARDA (National Search And Rescue Dog Association) in the UK www.nsarda.org.uk which comprises SARDA organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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Monday 19th October 2020, 10:30

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

2 new green tag dogs!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldn’t be prouder of them! πŸ₯°

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! 🎾

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! πŸ˜ƒ
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2 new green tag dogs!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldn’t be prouder of them! πŸ₯°

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! 🎾

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! πŸ˜ƒImage attachment

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Congrats. Thank you for your service.

Well done all. Great news πŸ’•

Best of luck with your future training from a former handler...Jarlath is a great man to learn from

Congratulations and best wishes!

πŸ€—πŸ€©Tq so much adorable and brains lol both! πŸΆπŸ‘§πŸ§‘

Well done folks. Great achievement

What are the steps for someone wanting to train a search and rescue dog

Well done

Congratulations πŸ₯³ onwards and upwards for both teams.

Congratulations,

Well done all.

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Well done!

Congratulations to both dogs and their handlersπŸ‘πŸ‘

Congratulations to you all πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

Congratulations ye do a fantastic service

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 23:01

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 35 and 36 **

SARDA Ireland were talked by An Garda SΓ­ochΓ‘na today, shortly before 7.30pm, to assist in a missing child search in Cork. Just as our handlers and dogs were mobilising, the happy news came in that the child had been found safe and well.

At 9.15pm, a second call out came in regarding a missing vulnerable male in Cork. Dog teams Louise and Lyla, Eadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded with Martina and Ella on standby. A short while ago the good news came through that the missing person was found safe and well.

Well done to SARDA team members Edwin and Dorothy who responded as support for the dog teams and to Adrian who took and coordinated the call. Excellent teamwork from everyone involved, a credit to our organisation.
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Well done crew and good to hear both outcomes were safe and ok

Well done to all involved.

Well done to all involved.

Well done to all

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Well done to you all great team.

Brilliant news and well done to all involved

Great work as always

Fantastic news!!

Great news today!!! Legends

Great work.

Well done,

Brilliant news well done to all πŸ‘πŸ»

Well done.

Well done to all involved πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region. 

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well. 

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** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.  

Dog teams Éadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. πŸΎπŸƒπŸ»πŸ•β›°

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