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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Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 0:13

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Search dogs Murphy and Ziggy were called out by Dublin-Wicklow and Glen of Imaal mountain rescue teams to assist with a missing person search in the Lough Bray area of the Wicklow mountains at 2pm on the 18th of July.
The search dogs searched the shore of the lough and surrounding mountain side until 11pm.
The search resumed early on the morning of the 19th with search dog Lyla replacing Murphy and Ziggy on the search.
All the search dogs showed a interest in a quadrant of the lough where subsequently the Garda Water Unit recovered the deceased.
Our condolences to the family and friends of the missing person.
Other units that were out searching were, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Teams, Garda Water, Dog and Air Support Units and a unit from the Irish Defence Forces.
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Search dogs Murphy and Ziggy were called out by Dublin-Wicklow and Glen of Imaal mountain rescue teams to assist with a missing person search in the Lough Bray area of the Wicklow mountains at 2pm on the 18th of July.
The search dogs searched the shore of the lough and surrounding mountain side until 11pm.
The search resumed early on the morning of the 19th with search dog Lyla replacing Murphy and Ziggy on the search.
All the search dogs showed a interest in a quadrant of the lough where subsequently the Garda Water Unit recovered the deceased.
Our condolences to the family and friends of the missing person.
Other units that were out searching were, Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Teams, Garda Water, Dog and Air Support Units and a unit from the Irish Defence Forces.Image attachmentImage attachment
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Monday 22nd July 2019, 9:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Yesterday Michael Grant, Eadaoin OGorman and Noel Culbert along with search dogs Murphy and Ziggy took part in the Killaloe Emergency Services Display. The downpours certainly tested our waterproofs in between meeting the public and catching up with other front line services at the show such as Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, An Garda Síochána, (with their Mounted Unit and Limerick based Dog Unit, Road Safety Authority Ireland and Killaloe Fire Service.Image attachment

Yesterday Michael Grant, Eadaoin O'Gorman and Noel Culbert along with search dogs Murphy and Ziggy took part in the Killaloe Emergency Services Display. The downpours certainly tested our waterproofs in between meeting the public and catching up with other front line services at the show such as Killaloe Coast Guard Unit, An Garda Síochána, (with their Mounted Unit and Limerick based Dog Unit, Road Safety Authority Ireland and Killaloe Fire Service. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday 18th July 2019, 10:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Search dog Ziggy attended the UCD Veterinary Hospital Conference last weekend as a guest of Bayer Ireland. Bayer supports the Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland search dogs by providing them with flea, lice and tick protection with their Seresto collars. ... See MoreSee Less

Search dog Ziggy attended the UCD Veterinary Hospital Conference last weekend as a guest of Bayer Ireland. Bayer supports the Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland search dogs by providing them with flea, lice and tick protection with their Seresto collars.

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