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.

Team Training in the Wicklow Mountains

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In Memory of our dear friend and colleague Caitríona

We wish to convey our deepest sympathy to her husband Bernard Lucas, also a former SARDA member, and to their children Ben and Emma. Caitríona was the secretary of SARDA Ireland for 3 years. She was also a fully qualified search dog handler and assisted with numerous...

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The Flower that is our Lily

It is with great sadness that I have to let you all know that a superstar has left us. She will be missed by everyone in SARDA IRELAND. We are sharing this lovely tribute to Lily from Catherine: Sadly Lily has passed away this evening after a short illness. Lily was a...

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