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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Friday 25th September 2020, 10:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ'๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

We have 7 new green tag dogs and handlers on our team!! These dog teams have passed their stock test and obedience test and are one step away from being qualified air-scenting or trailing dog teams. ๐Ÿ†

These handlers have been training their dogs for months and years to get them to this point and they truly deserve their green tag.

We hope to introduce each of them to you all over the coming weeks in a series of short bios and photos.๐Ÿพ

We are so proud of all the hard work they have put in and we are excited for their future as they work towards their red tag and become operational teams, where they will search for missing people across Ireland.

A big thank you goes out to Terry Brophy for all his assistance with stock testing our dogs. Terry has been facilitating training and testing on his land for years (along with Fred his sheepdog) and we really appreciate it.

Join us in celebrating by congratulating our new green tag dog teams in the comments below and sharing this post with others, out handlers deserve it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

In the photos we have: Sean and Ben, Niall Devery and Croรญa, Eadaoin O'Gorman and Yogi, Anthony and Finnegan, Jarlath and Shadow, Jean Ryan and Trakyr and Winnie Flynn and Flame. Many of these handlers are attached to other voluntary SAR agencies, and once these dogs are qualified, they will be an even greater asset to their teams. Galway Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
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Well done all, good stuff Niall ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Well done to all the dogs and handlers. Fantastic service ye provide .

Well done to all the dogs, handlers and Terry for the amazing work ๐Ÿ‘

Great news Dogs a vital in Search and great to see more dogs and handlers coming through the system.... Well done to all....

Well done to all these dogs and handlers. A great service they will provide into the future along with the other teams out there๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š

Congrats to All concerned. Very deserving of your green tags and Good Luck for the red. Thank you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done all, well.on the way on your journey to attaining your goals.

Fab - Well done to all!! ๐Ÿพ

Well done everyone. But especially Winnie Flynn!! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Well done Jean Ryan and everyone else ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great news for SARDA and their great work๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations winning get Bridget on a lead now and away you go ๐Ÿ˜

Brilliant news. Well done to everyone involved.

Bravo to them all. I look forward to reading more about them.

Congratulations !

Well done all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations Guys

Well done everyone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ

Well done

Great work going on there ye are all brilliant i met one of the sarda dogs at the "long way round " a couple of years agi while helping out at tbe walk ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Fantastic well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Huge achievements, congrats & best wishes for the future xx

Best wishes to all the teams from NJ, USA!

Amazing stuff.. love the work these dogs and SARDA do every time the 112 / 999 call comes!! Thank you all..

๐Ÿ’›thank you the best teamwork there is ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Monday 21st September 2020, 10:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 32**

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was called out with his Mountain Rescue Team, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, to the Comeragh Mountains for 2 hillwalkers who got caught out in the dark. The SEMRA callout officer was able to establish a location for the pair, high in the mountains, using PhoneFind.
The dog team and 3 SEMRA members made their way to the location where the pair were safe and well and then helped them down the route.
2 other search parties from SEMRA were out in support and Search Dog Lyla was stood down at the RV.
Everybody was off the mountains by 11.30pm.

**Callout 32**

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was called out with his Mountain Rescue Team, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, to the Comeragh Mountains for 2 hillwalkers who got caught out in the dark. The SEMRA callout officer was able to establish a location for the pair, high in the mountains, using PhoneFind.
The dog team and 3 SEMRA members made their way to the location where the pair were safe and well and then helped them down the route.
2 other search parties from SEMRA were out in support and Search Dog Lyla was stood down at the RV.
Everybody was off the mountains by 11.30pm.
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Well done all๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Well done to all involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Good work all involved ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘

Well done to Ziggy and Lyla and all the crew.

Excellent ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Well done to all.

Bonmahon Coast Guard thanks folks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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