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 10th November 2019, 2:17

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This morning SARDA Handler Éadaoin with Search dog Murphy met with 23rd Midleton Scouts at Mahon Falls. The scouts were braving the elements and going for a mountain hike. Before they started, Éadaoin gave a talk on search dogs and mountain rescue followed by a demo with Murphy. Thanks to the 23rd Midleton Scout Group for the invite. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning SARDA Handler Éadaoin with Search dog Murphy met with 23rd Midleton Scouts at Mahon Falls. The scouts were braving the elements and going for a mountain hike. Before they started, Éadaoin gave a talk on search dogs and mountain rescue followed by a demo with Murphy. Thanks to the 23rd Midleton Scout Group for the invite.Image attachmentImage attachment
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Thursday 7th November 2019, 17:42

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SARDA Ireland were tasked today by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search for a missing man near the Lee Fields in Cork City. Search dog Lyla and handler Louise Burgoyne responded. The missing person was located, sadly deceased, by the Gardaí just as the voluntary teams arrived on location. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Agencies in attendance were An Garda Síochána, SARDA Ireland, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Cork City Fire Brigade and Mallow Search and Rescue.

SARDA Ireland were tasked today by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search for a missing man near the Lee Fields in Cork City. Search dog Lyla and handler Louise Burgoyne responded. The missing person was located, sadly deceased, by the Gardaí just as the voluntary teams arrived on location. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Agencies in attendance were An Garda Síochána, SARDA Ireland, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Cork City Fire Brigade and Mallow Search and Rescue. ... See MoreSee Less

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Condolences to the the family. Well done Sarda and Louise and Lyla

Heart breaking for all involved when time is of the essence. Well done to you all hard as it will be there is closure. Deepest sympathies to the family. RIP

Condolences to family and friends and keep going Sarda

We do this so others may live , sadly sometimes it’s not the outcome we would like to give the family , but at least there given answers . Keep going no matter what

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Friday 1st November 2019, 16:16

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SARDA Ireland dog teams are participating in the ongoing search efforts in the Ticknock area for Gerry Taylor.
This morning, RTE's 'Crime Call' were on scene filming the multi agency search teams involved; SARDA, An Garda Síochána and Dublin Civil Defence. This will go to air in November.
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SARDA Ireland were tasked today by An Garda Síochána to assist in a search for a missing man near the Lee Fields in Cork City. Search dog Lyla and handler Louise Burgoyne responded. The missing person was located, sadly deceased, by the Gardaí just as the voluntary teams arrived on location. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Agencies in attendance were An Garda Síochána, SARDA Ireland, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Cork City Fire Brigade and Mallow Search and Rescue.

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