Welcome to SARDA Ireland

Dedicated to the training and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs, SARDA Irelandโ€™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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Friday 20th November 2020, 19:51

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

3 years since Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿถ๐ŸถThose precious red tags. You can't buy them – you've got to earn them! ... See MoreSee Less

3 years since Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

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Well done ladies๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great work everyone

Well done guys from a former member

Lovely photo Eadaoin Great work ladies ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Well done. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜€

Fantastic.

Well done.

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Monday 9th November 2020, 13:22

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

#๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ!! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€! ๐Ÿ•

Help SARDA Ireland respond to missing person searches across Ireland by donating to our charity!

Like many charities, our ability to fundraise has been impacted by restrictions, yet, as an essential service we continue to respond to callouts. To help us raise funds, we have kindly been offered a number of prizes from Fetch Media - Dog Portraits with a total value of over โ‚ฌ150!

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿฎ: Custom dog portrait (digitally painted, printed and mounted in a card frame) [Value: โ‚ฌ50]
๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฐ, ๐Ÿฑ & ๐Ÿฒ: โ‚ฌ20 voucher for Fetch Media

Simply follow the steps below to enter:
๐Ÿญ) ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ
๐Ÿฎ) ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—” ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ (โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฑ=๐Ÿญ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†, โ‚ฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ=๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ.)
๐Ÿฏ) ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€!

Bonus Entry: Like the Fetch Media - Dog Portraits page for an additional entry on top of your donation!๐Ÿถ

Competition closes 4th December. Postage to Ireland or UK only.
Good Luck ๐Ÿ˜„
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I'm so happy to support this brilliant organisation. Good luck everyone!

#sylvester_goes_walkies hopes that if he wins a cat portrait could be done. ๐Ÿฑ... So his hooman has been badgered to donate, which she is very happy to do so. VM Frde Robert Nelson Richard Gillespie

Wonderful doggie prizes for a great cause๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿถ Niamh Esmonde Stephanie Prout Graziella Pellegrini

Done! Such a good idea and so much raised already! Well done!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy to support this great group Aongus McNamara Kate Jarvey Christine Yates

Such great work ye do Paul McCaffrey Abbie Rice Andree O' Grady

Happy to support and also have the opportunity to win this lovely prize Tara Collins Carmel Behan Fiona Nolan

Great cause and amazing prizes!! Joseph Doherty Roisin McKee Margaret Anne Whoriskey

Seán Conor Tommy ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿš

Denise McGahon Celine King June Devaney

Freda Gorman Janine Keating Deirdre Elvin

Vivienne Kane Adrienne Uí Ghaillín Melanie Toland JAnie Melvin very good cause and a chance to win a dog portrait ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿถ

Mary Smith Patricia Hodgins Pamela Begg Page liked Donation made Post shared

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Don't forget to share this post with your friends to help us raise even more money! Check out the pet portrait below of one of Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales) qualified trailing dogs, Izzy Sherlock! Why not donate to see if you can win one of your own dog! (or cat ๐Ÿ˜…)

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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. 

#searchandrescue #searchdog
** 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. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•โ›ฐ

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