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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Sunday 26th January 2020, 20:55

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Call-out #5 of 2020

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána Kinsale to a missing persons incident. Between Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th January, Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy and Mick with Search Dog Ziggy covered around 13km of woodland, parkland and coastal terrain. Louise and Search Dog Lyla remained on stand by for today.

The search was stood down on Saturday afternoon when a person was located in the water by Old Head/Seven Heads Coast Guard and recovered by Mallow Search and Rescue. SARDA Ireland extends our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

Agencies involved:
An Garda Síochána
Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery
Old Head/Seven Heads Coast Guard
Kinsale RNLI
Mallow Search and Rescue
Irish Search Dogs
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Call-out #5 of 2020

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána Kinsale to a missing persons incident. Between Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th January, Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy and Mick with Search Dog Ziggy covered around 13km of woodland, parkland and coastal terrain. Louise and Search Dog Lyla remained on stand by for today.

The search was stood down on Saturday afternoon when a person was located in the water by Old Head/Seven Heads Coast Guard and recovered by Mallow Search and Rescue. SARDA Ireland extends our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

Agencies involved:
An Garda Síochána
Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery
Old Head/Seven Heads Coast Guard
Kinsale RNLI
Mallow Search and Rescue
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That is very sad but you guys are something. You have our utmost respect.

😢 nonetheless well done to all agencies involved who allowed the persons close to know the body was found.

Having a busy time ,

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Thursday 23rd January 2020, 21:39

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland were tasked today by AGS Kinsale to assist in the search for missing person Martin Faherty, 42 years, who was last seen in the Kinsale area on 3rd January 2020 at approximately 12.10am. When he was last seen, Martin was wearing a green woolly hat, a shirt, jeans and boots. 

Gardaí and Martins family are concerned for his welfare. Anyone who may have seen Martin or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Kinsale Garda Station on 021 477 9250, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

The search was stood down for the day and will resume tomorrow.

SARDA Ireland were tasked today by AGS Kinsale to assist in the search for missing person Martin Faherty, 42 years, who was last seen in the Kinsale area on 3rd January 2020 at approximately 12.10am. When he was last seen, Martin was wearing a green woolly hat, a shirt, jeans and boots.

Gardaí and Martin's family are concerned for his welfare. Anyone who may have seen Martin or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Kinsale Garda Station on 021 477 9250, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

The search was stood down for the day and will resume tomorrow.
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SARDA are assisting with the search since 0800. Mick with Ziggy are onsite and are assisted by Dorothy.

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Thursday 23rd January 2020, 10:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Earlier yesterday SARDA were tasked by An Garda Síochána Carlow to a missing person incident. Dog teams were stood down en route when searchers in the area recovered a person from the river. Our condolences to the missing person's family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

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SARDA Ireland were tasked today by AGS Kinsale to assist in the search for missing person Martin Faherty, 42 years, who was last seen in the Kinsale area on 3rd January 2020 at approximately 12.10am. When he was last seen, Martin was wearing a green woolly hat, a shirt, jeans and boots. 

Gardaí and Martin's family are concerned for his welfare. Anyone who may have seen Martin or has information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Kinsale Garda Station on 021 477 9250, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

The search was stood down for the day and will resume tomorrow.
SARDA held a local training session in Wicklow today. Our ever-loyal dogsbodies spent the best part of the day in their bivvy bags on the hillside, ready for any eventualities – the most probable one of them obviously being found by a very excited (and perhaps a little muddy) search dog. 😅 Thanks for this excellent shot, Edelle Doherty.

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