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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Thursday 5th December 2019, 11:36

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association just after 5am on Tuesday, December 3rd to assist with a search for a missing mother & baby. Michael with Search Dog Ziggy and Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy responded.

This was a multi agency search with South Eastern Mountain Rescue, An Garda Síochána, Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service (NAS) and Irish Community Rapid Response Doctor all assisting.

The mother and baby were found safe and well just before 8am. They were checked over by the doctor before being transferred to hospital.

Great outcome and well done to everyone involved.
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SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association just after 5am on Tuesday, December 3rd  to assist with a search for a missing mother & baby. Michael with Search Dog Ziggy and Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy responded.

This was a multi agency search with South Eastern Mountain Rescue, An Garda Síochána, Civil Defence, National Ambulance Service (NAS) and Irish Community Rapid Response Doctor all assisting. 

The mother and baby were found safe and well just before 8am. They were checked over by the doctor before being transferred to hospital.  

Great outcome and well done to everyone involved.Image attachment

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Great work .

Fabulous outcome to this multi agency tasking. Well done to all 🧡

You do fantastic work well done to everyone👍

Well done 👍

Congratulations to everyone 👏

Well done guys ye are amazing.

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Thursday 5th December 2019, 11:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

HAPPY WORLD VOLUNTEER DAY!There are 11 MR teams across the island of Ireland with over 500 volunteers involved. It all began for Mountain Rescue Ireland in 1965 in Bryansford Co Down and the first team to be established was Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

www.mountainrescue.ie/

#IVD2019 International Volunteer Day 2019
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Wednesday 4th December 2019, 15:47

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Today is International Missing Persons Day, and the Department of Justice and Equality hosted a special event in Dublin to mark the occasion. Minister of State David Stanton, Garda commissioner Drew Harris and a number of family members of missing loved ones spoke and shared their experiences. Our public relations officer Noel Culbert represented SARDA and met with some of the families who have found themselves in this difficult situation. We thank the Department of Justice for the invite, and we wish all agencies well in their efforts in reuniting families with their missing loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less

Today is International Missing Persons Day, and the Department of Justice and Equality hosted a special event in Dublin to mark the occasion. Minister of State David Stanton, Garda commissioner Drew Harris and a number of family members of missing loved ones spoke and shared their experiences. Our public relations officer Noel Culbert represented SARDA and met with some of the families who have found themselves in this difficult situation. We thank the Department of Justice for the invite, and we wish all agencies well in their efforts in reuniting families with their missing loved ones.

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Today is International Missing Persons Day, and the Department of Justice and Equality hosted a special event in Dublin to mark the occasion. Minister of State David Stanton, Garda commissioner Drew Harris and a number of family members of missing loved ones spoke and shared their experiences. Our public relations officer Noel Culbert represented SARDA and met with some of the families who have found themselves in this difficult situation. We thank the Department of Justice for the invite, and we wish all agencies well in their efforts in reuniting families with their missing loved ones.

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