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.

Latest News

Monday 13th August 2018, 13:17

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

SARDA handler Michael Grant and search dog Ziggy were assisting with two searches in the last week. The pair were first called out on Wed the 8th in their local area to search for a missing person. Thankfully, with the help of social media and local people, the missing person was found safe and well. Search dogs Murphy (with handler Eadaoin O'Gorman) and Lyla (with Louise Burgoyne) were also on standby to assist if required. On Sat 11th, Mick and Ziggy were tasked by Valentia MRSC to assist Doolin Coast Guard unit, Clare Civil Defence and Gardaí in a search for a missing person after the Gardai found their car in a forest car park in the north Co. Clare. At around 10pm, as the dog team was out searching, the missing person was spotted by a member of the Gardaí. Louise and Lyla were also on standby for this search. Thank you Mick & Ziggy for responding to these callouts. We are delighted that both incidents had positive outcomes. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Well done Michael, keep up the good work

Well done

Monday 6th August 2018, 11:15

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

SARDA dog teams were tasked by Tipperary Civil Defence to assist in a missing person search in Gorthanoe, Co. Tipperary on Friday. Four dog handlers (Gerry Tobin, Louise Burgoyne, Eadaoin O'Gorman and Michael Grant) were en route to the incident but stood down when the missing person was located by the Gardaí. A good result for all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday 29th July 2018, 16:04

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

SARDA handler Gerry Tobin, search dog Dexter and trainee search dog Fia took part in the Emergency Services Open Day at Dungarvan Fire Station yesterday. All local emergency services were also represented, including National Ambulance Service, Irish Coast Guard, RNLI, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, An Garda Síochána and Civil Defence. All proceeds raised from the event will go to Down Syndrome Ireland. ... See MoreSee Less

SARDA handler Gerry Tobin, search dog Dexter and trainee search dog Fia took part in the Emergency Services Open Day at Dungarvan Fire Station yesterday. All local emergency services were also represented, including National Ambulance Service, Irish Coast Guard, RNLI, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, An Garda Síochána and Civil Defence. All proceeds raised from the event will go to Down Syndrome Ireland.

 

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Fantastic event, all the emergency personnel were brilliant talking to the kids and showing them around the trucks and equipment, and loved meeting Dexter. Well done!

Nice one Gerry. 👍

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