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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Monday 14th January 2019, 12:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Huge thanks to everyone who donated money to our collectors in Cork on Saturday! Your generosity will go a long way towards our equipment and training costs this year. The collection day is also always a great opportunity to meet people and chat to them about the vital work our search dog teams do. Thanks also to all our collectors – human and canine – and to Don Murphy, who kindly organised the permits and everything else required for the day. If you would like to donate to SARDA, you can still do so on our website (sardaireland.com/donations-funding). SARDA Ireland is a registered charity, and all our members are unpaid volunteers. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Marie Clavin

Friday 11th January 2019, 10:26

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
We are doing our annual fund-raising collection in Cork tomorrow (Sat 12th). You will find our collectors and SARDA dogs in the city centre and all the main shopping centres (Bishopstown, Douglas Court, Douglas Village, Blackpool and Wilton) all day tomorrow. Come and meet the dogs and chat with the handlers if youre around!

We are doing our annual fund-raising collection in Cork tomorrow (Sat 12th). You will find our collectors and SARDA dogs in the city centre and all the main shopping centres (Bishopstown, Douglas Court, Douglas Village, Blackpool and Wilton) all day tomorrow. Come and meet the dogs and chat with the handlers if you're around! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Do you ever do such a thing in Galway city or county..?? If you are doing any such event please let me know I’ll help.

Is there a way to donate on your site?

Good luck!! 🧡

Wednesday 2nd January 2019, 9:52

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Two of our handlers, Eadaoin O'Gorman (with search dog Murphy) and Louise Burgoyne (with search dog Lyla) were called out to the Galtee Mountains last night with South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association. Both dog teams were stood down when the missing hikers were located by a SEMRA search party. A great result for all involved. ... See MoreSee Less

Two of our handlers, Eadaoin OGorman (with search dog Murphy) and Louise Burgoyne (with search dog Lyla) were called out to the Galtee Mountains last night with South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association. Both dog teams were stood down when the missing hikers were located by a SEMRA search party. A great result for all involved.

 

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Congratulations Ladies what a way to start the new year! Thank you for your wonderful volunteerism 🙏

Well done to all involved! Great outcome 🧡

Happy New year to you all,

Fantastic outcome for all concerned. Congrats!

Well done

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