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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Saturday 20th April 2019, 13:49

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
CALLOUT. Two SARDA dog teams were involved in a large-scale multi-agency search for a missing person on the grounds of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The missing lady, who was in her 80s, was reported missing yesterday. One of our dog teams, Michael Grant with search dog Ziggy responded last night with South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and continued searching until 4am. This morning another one of our dog teams, Jarlath Folan with search dog Syd joined the search. A Garda dog unit was also at the scene. The missing lady was located by Irish Search Dogs handler Glen Barton & search dog Ben at 10.30am. She was taken to hospital for assessment but is believed to be fine. A fantastic result all round, and a great example of co-ordination between the different agencies! Photos by Noel Culbert.Image attachment

CALLOUT. Two SARDA dog teams were involved in a large-scale multi-agency search for a missing person on the grounds of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The missing lady, who was in her 80s, was reported missing yesterday. One of our dog teams, Michael Grant with search dog Ziggy responded last night with South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and continued searching until 4am. This morning another one of our dog teams, Jarlath Folan with search dog Syd joined the search. A Garda dog unit was also at the scene. The missing lady was located by Irish Search Dogs handler Glen Barton & search dog Ben at 10.30am. She was taken to hospital for assessment but is believed to be fine. A fantastic result all round, and a great example of co-ordination between the different agencies! Photos by Noel Culbert. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Garda Síochána - Cork, Kerry & Limerick - Southern Region also have a piece about the search on their page.

Great result. Well done and thank you.🙏

Fabulous - congrats on the successful outcome. Great work done by the combined rescue agencies!

SARDA brilliant addition to MRT .

Well done to all involved, with great results to follow.

Well done great news

Superb result all. Thank God she was found💕

Brilliant job all

Fantastic well done

Incredible work. Well done to all involved.

Well done to everyone involved👏👏

Great to see them at work today. Fantastic asset to search and rescue.

Well done to all involved

Good job! I have ancestry from Limerick....some day I hope to come see it firsthand.

Brilliant!!

Sensational🎉🥳👏

Well done team

Great effort all

Well done

Well done

Brilliant..

Awesome job

Well done !

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Thursday 18th April 2019, 12:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Some of SARDA's handlers and search dogs took part in the Emergency Services Display in Fermoy last weekend, along with many other agencies. The event was part of the Fermoy Friendship Week 2019. South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association have some more nice photos of the event – have a look on their page. ... See MoreSee Less

Some of SARDAs handlers and search dogs took part in the Emergency Services Display in Fermoy last weekend, along with many other agencies. The event was part of the Fermoy Friendship Week 2019. South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association have some more nice photos of the event – have a look on their page.Image attachment

 

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Was a pleasure to meet you all and fur babies on the day 😊

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