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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Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:54

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Can you tell that our dogs are the biggest part of our kit? ๐Ÿ•
A brilliant photo from our sister organisation Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales). #tetrischallengeWe’ve all got a bit more time on our hands at the moment so one of our handlers decided to check his kit and make sure everything was ready in case of a deployment - just need some new batteries for that dog!!
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Can you tell that our dogs are the biggest part of our kit? ๐Ÿ•
A brilliant photo from our sister organisation Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales). #tetrischallenge
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Saturday 28th March 2020, 19:12

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
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Two of our dog teams were placed on standby to search for a missing person yesterday, the 27th of March. 

Thankfully, the missing person was located safe and well.

Thank you to our colleagues Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat for their hard work.

** ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ-๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป **

Two of our dog teams were placed on standby to search for a missing person yesterday, the 27th of March.

Thankfully, the missing person was located safe and well.

Thank you to our colleagues Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat for their hard work.CALLOUT. The team was called out in the late afternoon yesterday when a lady from Castletownbere was reported missing since Tuesday. The CG crew searched through a number of locations along the sea shore and other areas while our boat crew carried out searches on water. Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat was also tasked and assisting with the incident. The search was stood down for the night at 9.30pm, to be resumed again in the early morning. Two dog teams from Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) were also due to join the search today. Happily, just as we were preparing to mobilise this morning, news reached us that the missing person had been located safe and well. We are delighted with this outcome and wish her all the best.
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Thursday 19th March 2020, 9:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Do you know of any kids that like to colour? We want them to colour in Search Dog Fia, and share it with us on Facebook. ๐Ÿ• Maybe you can even add in a background! She is able to search anywhere, so let your imagination go wild!

We will let Fia pick the winner at the end of the month, she has a good nose for talent! She might even post a video saying thanks, hopefully you can all speak 'dog'! ๐Ÿ˜

Please share far and wide ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

#workingfromhomelife #colouring #wereinittogether #socialdistancing #COVID19 #ireland #searchandrescue
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Do you know of any kids that like to colour? We want them to colour in Search Dog Fia, and share it with us on Facebook. ๐Ÿ• Maybe you can even add in a background! She is able to search anywhere, so let your imagination go wild!

We will let Fia pick the winner at the end of the month, she has a good nose for talent! She might even post a video saying thanks, hopefully you can all speak dog! ๐Ÿ˜

Please share far and wide ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

#WorkingFromHomeLife #colouring #wereinittogether #socialdistancing #covid19 #Ireland #SearchAndRescue

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Colette Mcgann Wyse here's one for your bambinos.

Carol Doherty x

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Jonathan Egan for Evan

Davitt Ward another one for your portfolio?

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Neville Murphy John Manning

Anew McKnight (for the kids)

Sharon Rattigan Would the kids like this?

Lesley-Anne UziceCarla Gunning

Carol Hill for Lucy?

Gary Helena for Henry

Sinead Grace-Mansfield

Laura Walsh a nice little job for Hazel

Davina Ni Riada Aoife De Barra Sharon Duggan Fiona O'Gorman Yvonne Murphy

Caroline Hyland Karen Farrell

Laura Murray Fiona Sullivan Elaine Ní Fhíoruisce a big of artwork to pass the day? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Leslie Gurski

Grainne Irwin Dee Murphy

Nicole Shanahan Sarah Quilty

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Do you know of any kids that like to colour? We want them to colour in Search Dog Fia, and share it with us on Facebook. ๐Ÿ• Maybe you can even add in a background! She is able to search anywhere, so let your imagination go wild!

We will let Fia pick the winner at the end of the month, she has a good nose for talent! She might even post a video saying thanks, hopefully you can all speak 'dog'! ๐Ÿ˜

Please share far and wide ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ

#WorkingFromHomeLife #colouring #wereinittogether #socialdistancing #covid19 #Ireland #SearchAndRescue
A photo from our archives of SARDA Ireland training. In Heli: Helen Mhic Chonmara, Neville Murphy. Standing Row: Caitríona Lucas (RIP), Catherine Kelly, Dennis Geoff , Dara Fitzpatrick (RIP), Trevor Hornibrook, Karen Kelly, Henry Smith and Barry O’Connor. On knee: Jarlath Folan and Debbie Harvey.
Yesterday the crew of R116 created a digital signature using AIS to remember Dara, Mark, Paul and Ciaran.

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