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

SARDA trainee dog Piper accompanied by Dorothy Grimes and Gerry Tobin attended the annual Sea Sunday service, parade and blessing of the boats in Kinsale. The ceremony is held for all those who have been lost at sea or work at sea, and to remember all the services that are involved in sea rescues. ... See MoreSee Less

SARDA trainee dog Piper accompanied by Dorothy Grimes and Gerry Tobin attended the annual Sea Sunday service, parade and blessing of the boats in Kinsale. The ceremony is held for all those who have been lost at sea or work at sea, and to remember all the services that are involved in sea rescues.

Saturday 11th May 2019, 12:17

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

This little video shows search dog Rowan during a training session in Gort, Co. Galway last week. Rowan has just found Edelle (thanks for the video, Edelle Doherty), and now it's reward time! Rowan's handler is Sheelagh O'Malley. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brian Haskins 🙂

Katie Morgan

It’s a dogs life for sure.

Good Job!!!!!👏👏👏👏👏👏

Tuesday 7th May 2019, 22:18

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Last Saturday SARDA Ireland members (Louise Burgoyne with Search Dog Lyla, Mick Grant with Search Dog Ziggy, Éadaoin O’Gorman with Search Dog Murphy and Gerry Tobin with trainee Search Dog Fia) along with South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) members took part in heli training with R117, Waterford.

Training involved HI Line operation and winching of both dogs and handlers.

Thank you to SEMRA for organizing the training. Thank you to all the crew of R117; Ronan, Tom, Adrian, Neville and Sarah. Photo credit: Éadaoin O’Gorman, Dave Murtagh, Neville Murphy and Adrian O’Hara.
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Super photos 👍

Honestly.... so friggin cool🥳🥳🥳

Brilliant photos 😊

Jacob Raymond

My HEROS ,

Honestly.... so friggin cool🥳🥳🥳

Great photos guys

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