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Friday 20th November 2020, 19:51

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
3 years since Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

3 years since Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! ๐Ÿถ๐ŸถThose precious red tags. You can't buy them – you've got to earn them! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done ladies๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Great work everyone

Well done guys from a former member

Lovely photo Eadaoin Great work ladies ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Well done. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜€

Fantastic.

Well done.

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Monday 9th November 2020, 13:22

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

#๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ!! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐—–๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€! ๐Ÿ•

Help SARDA Ireland respond to missing person searches across Ireland by donating to our charity!

Like many charities, our ability to fundraise has been impacted by restrictions, yet, as an essential service we continue to respond to callouts. To help us raise funds, we have kindly been offered a number of prizes from Fetch Media - Dog Portraits with a total value of over โ‚ฌ150!

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿญ & ๐Ÿฎ: Custom dog portrait (digitally painted, printed and mounted in a card frame) [Value: โ‚ฌ50]
๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐Ÿฐ, ๐Ÿฑ & ๐Ÿฒ: โ‚ฌ20 voucher for Fetch Media

Simply follow the steps below to enter:
๐Ÿญ) ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ
๐Ÿฎ) ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐——๐—” ๐—œ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„. ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ (โ‚ฌ๐Ÿฑ=๐Ÿญ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†, โ‚ฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ=๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ.)
๐Ÿฏ) ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด ๐Ÿฏ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€!

Bonus Entry: Like the Fetch Media - Dog Portraits page for an additional entry on top of your donation!๐Ÿถ

Competition closes 4th December. Postage to Ireland or UK only.
Good Luck ๐Ÿ˜„
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I'm so happy to support this brilliant organisation. Good luck everyone!

#sylvester_goes_walkies hopes that if he wins a cat portrait could be done. ๐Ÿฑ... So his hooman has been badgered to donate, which she is very happy to do so. VM Frde Robert Nelson Richard Gillespie

Wonderful doggie prizes for a great cause๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿถ Niamh Esmonde Stephanie Prout Graziella Pellegrini

Done! Such a good idea and so much raised already! Well done!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy to support this great group Aongus McNamara Kate Jarvey Christine Yates

Such great work ye do Paul McCaffrey Abbie Rice Andree O' Grady

Happy to support and also have the opportunity to win this lovely prize Tara Collins Carmel Behan Fiona Nolan

Great cause and amazing prizes!! Joseph Doherty Roisin McKee Margaret Anne Whoriskey

Seán Conor Tommy ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿš

Denise McGahon Celine King June Devaney

Freda Gorman Janine Keating Deirdre Elvin

Vivienne Kane Adrienne Uí Ghaillín Melanie Toland JAnie Melvin very good cause and a chance to win a dog portrait ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿถ

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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Don't forget to share this post with your friends to help us raise even more money! Check out the pet portrait below of one of Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales) qualified trailing dogs, Izzy Sherlock! Why not donate to see if you can win one of your own dog! (or cat ๐Ÿ˜…)

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Wednesday 4th November 2020, 12:58

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Doesnt Flame look great after her groom! With little bows to match her new trainee air-scenting dog tag! Flame is continuing to work towards becoming a qualified search dog with us, and we are excited to see her progress! Well done Winnie and Flame!Image attachment

Doesn't Flame look great after her groom! With little bows to match her new trainee air-scenting dog tag! Flame is continuing to work towards becoming a qualified search dog with us, and we are excited to see her progress! Well done Winnie and Flame!Flame was in last week. She received her tag as a trainee mountain rescue dog naturally I had to match bows to the tag.
๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉโ›ฐ๏ธโ›ฐ๏ธ

#doggrooming
#snipdoggydog
#mountainrescuedog
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Beautiful dog ๐Ÿ˜

OMG the little bows are too cute ๐Ÿ˜ congrats Winnie and Flame ๐Ÿ‘

Snip doggy dog

Monday 2nd November 2020, 11:13

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Welcome Cooper, SARDA Ireland's newest pup recruit!

Many of our followers will remember our post from last June about Bonnie, one of our trainee search dogs that died suddenly after a poisoning incident in the Knockmealdowns. Bonnie was a tragic loss for Jim, her handler, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland trailing dog team.

Although nothing will ever be able to replace Bonnie or take away the pain of losing a dog in such a way, we were so pleased to see Jim welcome a new pup to the family. ๐Ÿ•

Cooper is a black lab, bred by Corrib Gundogs, and is just 9 weeks old! He is going to be training to be a SARDA Ireland trailing dog, where he learn to follow specific scent trails left by missing people. He is an absolute cracker and we have no doubt that Jim and Cooper will go on to do amazing things!

We wish Jim and Cooper all the best for the future and look forward to watching them progress in their search dog training. ๐Ÿ•

Please like and share to spread the good news ๐Ÿ˜Š

#searchdogs #searchandrescue #dogs
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We at Corrib Gundogs are so excited to see how Jim and Cooper progress in their partnership for many years to come ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช #corribgundogs #fieldandfamily

Delighted for you Jim best of luck with your new buddy

Great news jim. Cooper is a very lucky puppy๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿถ

Every best wishes Jim and Cooper.๐Ÿฅฐ

Delighted for Jim Hope they will both have many happy years together as a team

Congratulations Cooper , Jim , SARDA and Corrib Gundogs ๐ŸŽ‰

That’s great news I’m very glad for Jim it will help with the sadness he experienced. Best of luck to the newly formed team ๐Ÿ•

Beautiful pup, good luck Jim and Cooper

Best of luck with training

Best of luck Jim...give me a shout if you want a local body

Beautiful and best wishes

Best wishes to jim and cooper he is beautiful

Best of luck Jim

Good luck from monaco

Best wishes to Jim and Cooperโค

Best of luck Jim and of course Cooper.

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Monday 19th October 2020, 10:30

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
2 new green tag dogs!!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldnโ€™t be prouder of them! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! ๐ŸŽพ

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! ๐Ÿ˜ƒImage attachment

2 new green tag dogs!!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldnโ€™t be prouder of them! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! ๐ŸŽพ

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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๐Ÿค—๐ŸคฉTq so much adorable and brains lol both! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿง‘

Well done folks. Great achievement

Well done all. Great news ๐Ÿ’•

Congrats. Thank you for your service.

Best of luck with your future training from a former handler...Jarlath is a great man to learn from

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ onwards and upwards for both teams.

Congratulations to both dogs and their handlers๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done

Congratulations to you all ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations,

Well done all.

Congratulations and best wishes!

โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Well done!

What are the steps for someone wanting to train a search and rescue dog

Congratulations!

Congratulations ye do a fantastic service

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 23:01

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 35 and 36 **

SARDA Ireland were talked by An Garda Sรญochรกna today, shortly before 7.30pm, to assist in a missing child search in Cork. Just as our handlers and dogs were mobilising, the happy news came in that the child had been found safe and well.

At 9.15pm, a second call out came in regarding a missing vulnerable male in Cork. Dog teams Louise and Lyla, Eadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded with Martina and Ella on standby. A short while ago the good news came through that the missing person was found safe and well.

Well done to SARDA team members Edwin and Dorothy who responded as support for the dog teams and to Adrian who took and coordinated the call. Excellent teamwork from everyone involved, a credit to our organisation.
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Well done crew and good to hear both outcomes were safe and ok

Well done to all involved.

Well done to all involved.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done to all

Brilliant news and well done to all involved

Well done to you all great team.

Fantastic news!!

Great work as always

Great news today!!! Legends

Well done,

Great work.

Well done.

Brilliant news well done to all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Well done to all involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 21:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region. 

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well. 

#searchandrescue #searchdog

Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region.

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well.

#searchandrescue #searchdog
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Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:41

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ **

This evening, SARDA Ireland were called out by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to disorientated hill walkers on Galtee Mor.

Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Louise and Lyla and ร‰adaoin and Murph responded but were stood down at the RV when the walkers were located by a hill party.

The weather was tough going this evening as you can see in the video below! The walkers did the best thing and called for help when they realised they were in a difficult situation.

Did you notice the timeline in the post below? ๐Ÿ‘€ SEMRA were tasked at 6pm and got to the hillwalkers at nearly 8pm after hurrying to the area and speedily moving up the hill, as fast as any MR team can. 2 hours can seem like a long time when you are up a hill in weather like we had today, particularly when it gets dark. Remember to pack extra warm clothing, food, and a torch in a dry bag as part of your backup plan ๐Ÿ‘

Well done SEMRA on another successful callout ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

#mountainrescue #hikinginireland #searchandrescue #searchdog #volunteer

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
SEMRA received a call from An Garda Síochána Anglesea St, just before 6pm this evening. Two walkers descending from Galtee Mor had become disoriented in poor weather conditions and had come to steep ground. Full team call out was issued, the first search party departed from Kings Yard at 18:51 and a second followed soon after. More team members arriving at Kings Yard were held back in case a stretcher had to be brought up. The first search party located the walkers at 19:51, they were very cold & wet but otherwise well. They were given coffee & extra layers of clothes & were soon ready to move. Weather conditions were not pleasant & it was no place to hang around. The second search party joined the first and escorted the walkers down off the hill to a SEMRA vehicle at the top of the track. The walkers were driven down to Kings Yard where they were assessed by the team doctor. They were transported back to their car in Glencush by An Garda Síochána. Everyone safely off the hill by 21:30. Thank you to Kings Yard for allowing us to take over their car park & for clearing a tree off the track to allow vehicles through.
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Well done, good news.

Well done to all involved.

Well done, bad old night..good result

Thursday 1st October 2020, 12:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.  

Dog teams ร‰adaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•โ›ฐ

** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.

Dog teams ร‰adaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•โ›ฐ
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Well done lovely collie!๐Ÿ•

Kyla Knox some tips for Saturday, good luck, enjoy xxxx

Well done xxx

Well done all especially Sarda. Xx๐Ÿถ

Well done guys

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Wednesday 30th September 2020, 19:19

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Happy retirement to our pawleague across the waters! Enjoy it Skye! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team
Searchdog Skye on BBC Breakfast this morning
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Oh she's absolutely gorgeous ๐Ÿฅฐ Enjoy your retirement wee dote โค

Happy Retirement Skye you are pawsomeโค๐Ÿพ

Hope you have many years of leisurely strolls, Skye! โค

Nice one John

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 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, 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‘

Brilliant news. Well done to everyone involved.

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

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

Congratulations Guys

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

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

Well done to these Fantastic Dogs and Handlers ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thanks to all our SARDA colleagues and best of luck in your training and assessments ahead.

Well done all. Great achievement

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‘

Well done all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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

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

Congratulations !

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done

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

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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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Saturday 12th September 2020, 10:02

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
We at SARDA Ireland are remembering our friend and colleague Caitriฬona Lucas today.

Four years ago, Caitriฬona responded to a callout with her fellow Coast Guard volunteers to assist in a search off the Co. Clare coast. During this operation, Caitriฬona tragically lost her life.

Caitriฬona was also a member of SARDA Ireland, where alongside her dog Zac, she dedicated so much time to not just one rescue organisation, but two. Together, they were a qualified dog team for 7 years and responded to many SARDA callouts.

Go Maridรญs Beo โค๏ธ

We at SARDA Ireland are remembering our friend and colleague Caitriฬona Lucas today.

Four years ago, Caitriฬona responded to a callout with her fellow Coast Guard volunteers to assist in a search off the Co. Clare coast. During this operation, Caitriฬona tragically lost her life.

Caitriฬona was also a member of SARDA Ireland, where alongside her dog Zac, she dedicated so much time to not just one rescue organisation, but two. Together, they were a qualified dog team for 7 years and responded to many SARDA callouts.

Go Maridรญs Beo โค๏ธ
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Rip so sad sorry to hear about your colleague what great heart lovely picture with her partner ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

R.I.P.

Sadly missed but not forgotten ๐Ÿ’”

Taken to soon RIP Caitriona x

RIP GOD BLESS ๐Ÿ™

Always remembered ๐Ÿ˜”

R.I.P.

๐Ÿ’”

A beautiful moment caught there between them in the photo.

Never stop thinking of her...many a fun day we had on the hills...missed but never forgotten

RIP Catriona.

Never ever forgotten always missed

RIP lovely girl.

R.I.P

๐Ÿ™

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Friday 11th September 2020, 12:06

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Thursday 3rd September 2020, 17:18

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 31

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was out with his Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association on a search for 2 hillwalkers that had become disorientated in the Comeragh Mountains due to poor visbility. The pair were located safe and well by a SEMRA search party and escorted off the mountains. Search dogs Murphy and Ella were stood down en-route.

Good boy Ziggy! ๐Ÿ† 

Did you know Ziggy loves sausages? Perhaps his handler might give Ziggy a piece of sausage for every like this post gets! ๐Ÿพ

**Callout 31""

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was out with his Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association on a search for 2 hillwalkers that had become disorientated in the Comeragh Mountains due to poor visbility. The pair were located safe and well by a SEMRA search party and escorted off the mountains. Search dogs Murphy and Ella were stood down en-route.

Good boy Ziggy! ๐Ÿ†

Did you know Ziggy loves sausages? Perhaps his handler might give Ziggy a piece of sausage for every like this post gets! ๐Ÿพ
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Great work by everyone and the dogs

If I have to give him sausage for every like he will never go up a mountain again.

Thank you to all dogs and handlers. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done mick and ziggy

Fantastic service ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Michael Grant you will have to buy a pound of sausages.

Best boy!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

well done guys , i'm sure Mike deserves some sausages too.

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done Michael Grant and Ziggy ๐Ÿ‘

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Saturday 29th August 2020, 12:11

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 30**

SARDA Ireland were tasked this morning at 01:58 by the Irish Coast Guard to assist with reports of a missing teenager, who has been missing for a number of hours in the Ballinskellig area of Co. Kerry. 

Michael Grant and Ziggy responded and departed on a long journey to the area at around 2am. He was stood down on route in the early hours when the missing teenager was located. A number of locals where also assisting in the search.

Units in attendance 
Iveragh Coast Guard
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Ballinskelligs Inshore Rescue
Rescue 115

**CALLOUT 30**

SARDA Ireland were tasked this morning at 01:58 by the Irish Coast Guard to assist with reports of a missing teenager, who has been missing for a number of hours in the Ballinskellig area of Co. Kerry.

Michael Grant and Ziggy responded and departed on a long journey to the area at around 2am. He was stood down on route in the early hours when the missing teenager was located. A number of locals where also assisting in the search.

Units in attendance
Iveragh Coast Guard
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Ballinskelligs Inshore Rescue
Rescue 115
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Well done Michael Grant and Ziggy. Hope you got some sleep

Well done to you all

Thank you for everything you do my young Cousin has been missing since Tuesday, they are searching today and tomorrow, if anyone has friends in the area can you share with them....Ramano Dicks missing at Gyles Quay Dundalk ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Good man Michael you earned your lie in this morning๐Ÿ‘

Well done Michale and your team ๐Ÿ’ชโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ฏ

Well done Mick

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Wednesday 26th August 2020, 19:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Happy #internationaldogday! Did you know our dogs are like superheros in more ways than one?
Not only can they find missing people by sniffing them out from long distances, when they arenโ€™t wearing their search jackets, they spent their time being awesome and loving pets!
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What amazing dogs & the work they do ๐Ÿ˜

Beautiful pups loving life

Beauties, every single one!

X๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฆฎโญโญ๐Ÿ’™♥๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ Beautiful . โญโญโญ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Gorgeous dogs. Absolute superstars for the work they do ๐Ÿ’•

Eva Eagleton ๐Ÿ˜

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Monday 17th August 2020, 20:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Yesterday was World Helicopter Day! ๐Ÿš

Our qualified dogs have been rubbing shoulders with Irish Coastguard Helicopter personnel over the years, whether it is training to familiarise our dogs with the noise and vibrations from helis, or callouts where we work alongside them when searching for missing persons. 

As a nation we would be lost without their service, so we thank them for the courage and determination they show at every callout. ๐Ÿพ 

Join us in thanking our buddies in Rescue 117, Rescue 116 Dublin SAR, Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 officialImage attachment

Yesterday was World Helicopter Day! ๐Ÿš

Our qualified dogs have been rubbing shoulders with Irish Coastguard Helicopter personnel over the years, whether it is training to familiarise our dogs with the noise and vibrations from helis, or callouts where we work alongside them when searching for missing persons.

As a nation we would be lost without their service, so we thank them for the courage and determination they show at every callout. ๐Ÿพ

Join us in thanking our buddies in Rescue 117, Rescue 116 Dublin SAR, Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 official
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Feel sorry for the dog, between two hairy humans,

Awful hairy things.

great photo ,stay safe lads

Sunday 9th August 2020, 11:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.XzAzM7jxMO8.whatsapp

Other agencies involved
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117Image attachmentImage attachment

**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.Xz...

Other agencies involved
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117
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Well done to all the search teams involved

Well done everyone and every dog. Thank you.

Well done to everyone involved. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•

Well done to you all ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done all

Good evening to the mountain rescue I hope you're all ok hope you're enjoying your rescue I wish I can't wait to I come there all this outbreak it's over so I can do some training with you on the mountain rescue team hope you're ok give my love to everyone on the rescue and I hope this covid-19 virus goes away soon so I can come and do training with you goodbye

Clearly, Such a valuable service.

Great job everyone!!! ๐Ÿ‘

Great effort guys/girls

Well done folks.....

Fair play to you all ๐Ÿ‘

โค๐Ÿพโค๐Ÿพโค

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Thank you all keep safe

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Saturday 25th July 2020, 10:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday. 

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well. 

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Sรญochรกna to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last nightโ€™s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.

*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday.

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well.

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Sรญochรกna to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last nightโ€™s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.
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Brilliant outcomes.. and hugely appreciate the effort you guys put in (both in training and on callouts)!! Thank you all so much.. โค๏ธ

Well done too all involved fantastic outcome

Sunday 19th July 2020, 16:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croรญa who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿพ

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croรญa and her handler Niall Devery are one step closer to earning that tag, and we are sure that she will do excellent in her Stock Test also. 

Isnt she a good girl?! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croรญa who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿพ

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croรญa and her handler Niall Devery are one step closer to earning that tag, and we are sure that she will do excellent in her Stock Test also.

Isn't she a good girl?! ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Well done!! Beautiful dog!

Not only is she a good girl, she is a fabulous girl too. Rescue workers including dogs are incredible <3

Well done trainee Search Dog Croía for passing her obedience test. I guess handler Niall Devery had something to do with that. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I admire your work so much.You provide a very essential sevice .Thnak you for your dedication

Well done Niall and your gorgeous Croia.

What a beauty ๐Ÿฅฐ best of luck to Croia and her handler

Well done sweetheart beautiful girl xxxx

Good job Niall. An important milestone behind you.

Beautiful pup with a beautiful name.

Well done I remember Bonzo passing his obedience and stock test many years ago...best of luck going forward

What a beautiful ๐Ÿ• โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ well done Croia X ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ™

Great job Niall ๐Ÿ‘

Beautiful, well done ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Super looking dog. ๐Ÿค”

Well done Croía ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

I’m interested in the collar. Is it one of those broad Agitation Collars with a handle please?

Great effort well done team

Well done Croia ๐Ÿ‘

Gustavo Brás até na Irlanda escolhem uma raça de excelência ๐Ÿ˜‰

Filipe Fonseca verifica os testes e o percurso de aprendizagem ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thursday 16th July 2020, 15:56

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ*

SARDA Ireland were tasked at 01.05am this morning to assist in the search for a missing 77 year old man in the Glanmire area.

Three of our search dog teams responded to the callout, Louise and Lyla were first on scene and began searching from the point last seen (PLS). Following this ร‰adaoin and Murph, and Gerry and Fia arrived and began a hasty search along paths, around buildings and other key features in the search area, while Adrian set up base and managed the search/communications throughout the search.

The search area had a large amount of woodland and farmland with crop fields, which can be hard to search using human searchers during daylight, and even more complex during the night. However, a search dog is very useful in these terrains. With their powerful noses, they are able to detect human scent from far away, and most importantly, identify which direction the missing person is located.

Whilst searching along a track road at approximately 03.30am, search dog Murphy detected human scent coming from the adjoining crop field and took off into the area, where she found the missing person. Murphy then lead Eadaoin to the missing person. At this point ร‰adaoin took over and provided medical assistance and along with members of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, assisted the gentleman out of the area.

The gentleman was assessed by a doctor and although he was cold and hungry, he was thankfully otherwise uninjured. 

๐™Ž๐˜ผ๐™๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™จ. ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ.

*๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ*

SARDA Ireland were tasked at 01.05am this morning to assist in the search for a missing 77 year old man in the Glanmire area.

Three of our search dog teams responded to the callout, Louise and Lyla were first on scene and began searching from the point last seen (PLS). Following this ร‰adaoin and Murph, and Gerry and Fia arrived and began a hasty search along paths, around buildings and other key features in the search area, while Adrian set up base and managed the search/communications throughout the search.

The search area had a large amount of woodland and farmland with crop fields, which can be hard to search using human searchers during daylight, and even more complex during the night. However, a search dog is very useful in these terrains. With their powerful noses, they are able to detect human scent from far away, and most importantly, identify which direction the missing person is located.

Whilst searching along a track road at approximately 03.30am, search dog Murphy detected human scent coming from the adjoining crop field and took off into the area, where she found the missing person. Murphy then lead Eadaoin to the missing person. At this point ร‰adaoin took over and provided medical assistance and along with members of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, assisted the gentleman out of the area.

The gentleman was assessed by a doctor and although he was cold and hungry, he was thankfully otherwise uninjured.

๐™Ž๐˜ผ๐™๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ซ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™ฎ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฅ๐™ช๐™—๐™ก๐™ž๐™˜ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ข๐™š ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™จ. ๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง๐™œ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ ๐™ช๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™˜๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™จ ๐™„๐™ง๐™š๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™, ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™—๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ.
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Well done Eadaoin and Murphy good job!! Well done to the rest of the team too ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Thank you. What an incredibly dedicated selfless group of volunteers. Your successful searches must be so rewarding and motivating for the handler s and the dogs๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

That is a truly fantastic result and makes all the years of training so worth it. Congratulations Eadaoin O'Gorman and Murphy – super well done!

Great work by all involved well done

Amazing. Lucky Gentlemen. Thank you to all in SARDA. CONGRATULATIONS.

Fantastic job, well done to all! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Good boy Murphy your a star hope you got a big treat x

Another good ending - well done to all involved. Fantastic work!

Great news, well done! Extra treats all round!

Fantastic Eadaoin and Murphy and all involved your just amazing xxx

Well done Murphy and Eadaoin - brilliant job and cracking result ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ–

Good boy Murphy, well done Eadaoin, wishing the man a speedy recovery

Congrats on the find, You are off and running ๐Ÿ™‚

Great results Eadaoin & Murphy & all SARDA, well done

Very well done guys. Go Murphy!

Good effort guys. Just shows the need for dogs

Fantastic result. Donation made โค๐Ÿ’œ

Just donated - hope it went through - won't get you much except maybe a hot coffee after a call out some night ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well done to all the search teams. Great find Murph and Eadaoin.

Well done to you all.

Great work Éadaoin, Murph and SARDA - fantastic result!

Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€

Well done - donation made ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Thankyou , incredible work ๐Ÿ’š

Excellent work Eadaoin and Murphy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Tuesday 14th July 2020, 15:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

**Callout 25**

SARDA Ireland responded to a callout in Co. Wexford yesterday to search for a missing woman in the Gorey area.

Two of our search dog teams searched for over 8 hours in woodland and coastal areas yesterday. Despite the assistance of voluntary agencies, such as ourselves, Wexford Civil Defence, Irish Coast Guard, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, K9 Search & Rescue NI, along with professional agencies Rescue 117 and An Garda Sรญochรกna, and a large number of the general public, the search is still ongoing.

If anyone think that they may be able to assist in the search, or have any information which may be useful, please contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
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Sunday 12th July 2020, 19:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 24**

SARDA Ireland was tasked to a missing person callout in Waterford. Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Gerry and Fia and ร‰adaoin and Murph responded. The missing person was thankfully found safe and well. 

After the teams were stood down, the dogs decided to have a socially distant debriefing session. They have had a busy weekend of it and Iโ€™m sure they are looking forward to getting home to their beds!

Also in attendance:
Warerford Fire Service
Gardaรญ Dog Unit

**CALLOUT 24**

SARDA Ireland was tasked to a missing person callout in Waterford. Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Gerry and Fia and ร‰adaoin and Murph responded. The missing person was thankfully found safe and well.

After the teams were stood down, the dogs decided to have a socially distant debriefing session. They have had a busy weekend of it and Iโ€™m sure they are looking forward to getting home to their beds!

Also in attendance:
Warerford Fire Service
Gardaรญ Dog Unit
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Murphy like what are they doing in my photo

Sunday 12th July 2020, 10:16

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 23**

SARDA was tasked yesterday by An Garda Sรญochรกna to search for a missing child on a Wexford beach. As dog teams were responding we were stood down when the child was thankfully found safe and well. Rescue 117 also responded to this callout.

Many children are reported missing in Ireland every day and are subsequently found safe and well. If your child goes missing, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Gardaรญ as soon as possible.

**CALLOUT 23**

SARDA was tasked yesterday by An Garda Sรญochรกna to search for a missing child on a Wexford beach. As dog teams were responding we were stood down when the child was thankfully found safe and well. Rescue 117 also responded to this callout.

Many children are reported missing in Ireland every day and are subsequently found safe and well. If your child goes missing, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Gardaรญ as soon as possible.
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Well done to everyone ๐Ÿ‘

What a great ending

Well done all .๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ

Be safe.

Well done all involved. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

Well done to you all

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Tuesday 7th July 2020, 22:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Trainee search dog Trakr is an amazing dog and together with Jean Ryan they make an amazing team! Watch this space! ๐Ÿ†Trakr - the puppy we donated to SARDA Ireland last year preparing for his BH with his handler Jean Ryan - can’t wait to see him operational with SARDA Ireland โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Sunday 5th July 2020, 20:31

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆItโ€™s Lylaโ€™s 10th Birthday!!๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Lyla is one of our qualified search dogs and today she is celebrating her birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰ Lylaโ€™s handler Louise has been training Lyla since she was just over 1 year old! 

Lyla has been a qualified search dog for the last 3 years and she has spent 100โ€™s of hours responding to callouts for missing persons across Ireland. 

๐Ÿ†Lyla has had 3 finds while doing her job, which is an amazing achievement! ๐Ÿ†  ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐™‡๐™š๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™– ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ ๐™‡๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™–! 

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๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆItโ€™s Lylaโ€™s 10th Birthday!!๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Lyla is one of our qualified search dogs and today she is celebrating her birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰ Lylaโ€™s handler Louise has been training Lyla since she was just over 1 year old!

Lyla has been a qualified search dog for the last 3 years and she has spent 100โ€™s of hours responding to callouts for missing persons across Ireland.

๐Ÿ†Lyla has had 3 finds while doing her job, which is an amazing achievement! ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

๐™‡๐™š๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™– ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™˜๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™œ ๐™‡๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™–!

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Happy Birthday lyla ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚โšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Lyla ๐Ÿฅณ

Happy birthday have a great day lovely search dog

Happy birthday Lyla. Hope your putting your paws up today and being spoiled ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบโ›ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿ–

Happy Birthday Layla. What a wonderful girl you are <3

Happy birthday Lyla!!!

Happy birthday Lyla๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰Fabulous dog โค๏ธ

Happy birthday Lyla ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ‚

Sending happy birthday wishes from the USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ !

Happy birthday to a very special lady Lyla๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–

Happy birthday Lyla ๐ŸŽ‚♥๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ from me and Alex the Sami

Happy Birthday Lyla ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‚

Happy birthday Lyla, Thankyou for all your hard work xxx

Happy birthday Lyla xxx

Happy birthday Lylaโค๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–

Happy Birthday Lyla!! โค๏ธ

Happy Birthday,beautiful dog ♥๏ธ

Happy birthday Lyla ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Lyla๐Ÿฅณ

Happy birthday Lylaโค๏ธ

Happy birthday Lyla ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy Birthday Lyla๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’

Happy birthday beautiful girl ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

Happy Birthday Lyla!!! ๐ŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday Lyla

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Sunday 28th June 2020, 21:26

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.

**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.
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I hope you find this young teenager safe and well. โค๏ธ

Fingers crossed you find her safe and well

Hopefully found safe & well.

Is civil defence k9 unit in Tippereary tasked to this as well

Please God she is found safe and well.

Be safe lads, hopefully a good result.

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ please God, you will find her Safe ๐Ÿ‘ stay safe on your searching ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โ˜˜๏ธโ˜˜๏ธ

god speed.

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Saturday 27th June 2020, 22:28

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Bailey is working towards becoming a search dog. She was rescued from MADRA - Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption and had been an ideal student, well done Bailey! We are looking forward to watching you progress! ๐ŸพHappy 1st Gotcha Day to clever girl Bailey who has just started search and rescue work! Go Bailey, we are so proud of you.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿพ

"She is so sweet. Currently in training to become an air scenting dog with SARDA Ireland. We'll keep ye updated. Showing great potential".

#MADRA #Adopt #RescueDog #searchandrescue
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Aisling Mcdonnell

Go Bailey.. you've earned your scholarship.. looking forward to hearing about your graduation!!

Congratulations Bailey x

Go Bailey xx

Mac Reamainn Lum Niamh Grady Emma Grady

Well done, Great to hear

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Saturday 20th June 2020, 12:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 21 **

At 01.50 this morning, SARDA Ireland were tasked by AGS to a missing persons incident in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. SARDA dog teams arrived on scene within 30mins. Throughout the night and early morning Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy & Mick with Search Dog Ziggy searched over 10km of river bank and farmland. The dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered from the river, sadly deceased. SARDA Ireland would like to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank the Ballyduff community for their assistance overnight. Members of the public offered numerous cups of tea, sandwiches and transport to our handlers and were on hand to assist lifting search dogs over farmyard walls.

Agencies involved
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 117
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** CALLOUT 21 **

At 01.50 this morning, SARDA Ireland were tasked by AGS to a missing persons incident in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. SARDA dog teams arrived on scene within 30mins. Throughout the night and early morning Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy & Mick with Search Dog Ziggy searched over 10km of river bank and farmland. The dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered from the river, sadly deceased. SARDA Ireland would like to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank the Ballyduff community for their assistance overnight. Members of the public offered numerous cups of tea, sandwiches and transport to our handlers and were on hand to assist lifting search dogs over farmyard walls.

Agencies involved
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 117
Blackwater Sub Aqua Club
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Karen Brennock

What great work that SARDA AGS and helicopter ๐Ÿš 117 do you all put your lives on hold to help people in trouble it's not easy when the out come of your work doesn't have a happy ending THANK YOU all

Fantastic SARDA response as always !!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ RIP

Rest in peace. Well done to SARDA for their incredible work and amazing dogs.

Well done SARDA especially Eadaoin n Murphy and Mick n Ziggy RIP Mr B, sincere condolences to his family and friends

So sad, Rest in Peace to the deceased and sympathy to his family and friends. Thank You to you all for the great work ye do.

Well Done SARDAโค Sorry to hear this sad and tragic ending RIP to this poor soul, and condolences to the family๐Ÿ™

Very sad news, RIP to the poor man. Thank you for all that you do in circumstances like this. โค

Rest in peace sad but some comfort the person has been recovered ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ well done SARDA and you have returned safely โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ™

Well done to all concerned, sympathies to the family of the deceased.

Well done to all. RIP so sad for all the family.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

R.I.P. condolences to the family ๐Ÿ™

RIP. Well done to all involved

amazing work, fantastic team work, โค

Rest in peace thanks folks for what you all do

Well done all involved ๐Ÿ‘

Well done all, sad about the outcome, RIP.

Well done lads.

Thank you all for your kind comments, we really appreciate each and every one.

Great work by all agencies involved condolences to tbe persons family may they rest in peace

Heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’” If he only knew how many were trying to help him. RIP. Condolences to his family ๐Ÿ™

Well done. So very sad for all involved and friends and family ๐Ÿ’”

Well done, thank you too all involved

Very sad. May they RIP. well done guys yee do a great job

Just amazing efforts!

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Thursday 18th June 2020, 13:37

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.

SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.
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Shocking news heartbreaking for his poor family ๐Ÿ’™

Heart breaking ๐Ÿ’”

So sad

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Tuesday 16th June 2020, 15:54

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Sรญochรกna
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response

**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Sรญochรกna
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response
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Thursday 4th June 2020, 10:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Tragic news in the last few days, as Bonnie, a SARDA Ireland Trainee Trailing Dog died after she ate poison that had been deliberately put out on the hill with the intention of targeting wildlife. She and her handler Jim OBrien were training in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns when the incident occurred. 

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented dog who no doubt would have become one of our first SARDA Ireland Trailing Dogs. A tragic loss for Jim, who has lost his beloved pet, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland Trailing Dog Team.

RIP Bonnie ๐Ÿพ 

A very kind Facebook follower has set up a SARDA Ireland fundraiser in Bonnies memory: If you would like to donate (no donation is too small) please visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/637670100163379/

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Tragic news in the last few days, as Bonnie, a SARDA Ireland Trainee Trailing Dog died after she ate poison that had been deliberately put out on the hill with the intention of targeting wildlife. She and her handler Jim O'Brien were training in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns when the incident occurred.

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented dog who no doubt would have become one of our first SARDA Ireland Trailing Dogs. A tragic loss for Jim, who has lost his beloved pet, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland Trailing Dog Team.

RIP Bonnie ๐Ÿพ

A very kind Facebook follower has set up a SARDA Ireland fundraiser in Bonnie's memory: If you would like to donate (no donation is too small) please visit: www.facebook.com/donate/637670100163379/

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We are so sorry for your loss and hope the perpetrators are brought to justice, such a needless loss of a dog who was destined to help those in need, RIP๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Thank you everyone for your kind comments, they are lovely to read. This post has reached 50,000 people in only 4 hours and it is a testament to how much everyone feels for Bonnie and her handler Jim. Please try to keep Bonnie's handler in your thoughts when commenting, this is a terrible time for Bonnie's family and we would like for your comments to continue to provide comfort.

So sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. Our thoughts are with you all. She will be waiting at the bridge ๐ŸŒˆ โค๏ธ

My god who would do that our family dog was poisoned a number of years ago the heartbreak and sadness the loss to our family rip darling Bonnie.๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

I am so deeply sorry for your loss .i hope who ever did this is found and brought to justice, how anyone took do such a thing us unforgiveable, the poor dog and the poor owner this is so heartbreaking , rest in peace sweetheart xx

It's an absolute tragedy, only met Bonnie once, such a beautiful natured dog, & so very talented, an awful loss to SARDA & her owner Jim ๐Ÿ’” we need to share this far & wide, the culprits need to be caught & brought to justice!!!!...I also walk my dog in this area, but I won't be from now on....rip beautiful Bonnie xx

Omg such a devastating loss imagine killing an animal so beautiful so intelligent what a loss for yourselves and to those she would of helped. I hope those who done this will be caught shame on them, this is heartbreaking ๐Ÿ’”

That is heartbreaking she is a beautiful girl. So very sorry why does anyone want to kill wildlife and by doing this they have also ended the life of a beautiful and very intelligent girl so very very sad. Love and prayers to you all ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was beautiful. And obviously smart too. Her poor family must be heartbroken. What a disgusting thing to do to innocent animals. I know the chances are slim but I would love to see whoever did this brought to justice. Poor Bonnie. I just hope she didn't suffer too much

That's so thoughtless and so very sorry this poor dog has lost her life and sorry for her owner and trainer who has lost his friend and companion so sorry Jim its wicked ! ๐Ÿ’”

What a horrendous way to loose a dog and one with so much potential to do good. RIP Bonnie....thoughts are with Jim and family.

I am so sorry to read this - what a cruel act. I can only imagine how devastating this is for Jim, his family and the wider SARDA family. You are in my thoughts and prayers โค

So terribly sorry for your loss. I lost mine to poison a year ago May. If you know who put out the poison, here is some information he may be interested in. Depending on the size of the wildlife being targeted, there is a new style of poison that is harmless to larger animals. It is a single-feeding rodentcide that is actually excess vitamin D. The rodent eats it, the vitamin D upsets the balance of potassium, and the rodent has a heart attack. It is harmless to larger animals that might eat the dead rodent, or any of the poison lying around. A dog would literally have to eat the whole tub of poison to have any detrimental effect. If the person who put out the poison is after larger animals, this probably wouldn't be effective. Then a live trap or a wildlife agent would be a better solution. Certainly would be better than losing a valuable K9 partner and beloved pet. Again, my deepest condolences and prayers. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

What a tragedy. My dog was poisoned along Grand Canal by some rat poison but she survived- we were lucky. This is so painful to read about. Leaving out poison is callously irresponsible.

RIP Bonnie. So sorry for your loss. A dog is a part of the family and I'm sure she knew how much she was loved. She may be over the rainbow bridge but leaves her pawprints on your hearts forever xx

How awful! We had a beautiful red setter who was poisoned also, when I was a child, and I still remember it as though it was yesterday. I now have a beautiful black labrador just like Bonnie, he has a wonderful temperament and I can only imagine the grief Bonnie's family are going through. People who lay poison down like this need to be caught and prosecuted ๐Ÿฅบ

Such a terrible tragedy and such a beautiful dog. My heart goes out to Jim and his family. I hope there will be a full investigation and these sub humans are caught. Fly high beautiful Bonnie ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’”๐ŸŒˆ

A very sad loss for the dog handler, SARDA, Mountain Rescue but most importantly a very sad loss for all those who may have been lost or injured in our islands wild and remote places and require the unique skills of Bonnie. A tragic loss.

So sad reading your news. She looked a beautiful girly . Thinking of you at this sad time.. Vicky and search dog Spice from Search dogs Sussex

So sorry to hear of the tragic loss of Bonnie - our thoughts and sympathy go out to her handler, Jim and his family at this very sad time. ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ’”

So sorry for this mindless destruction of you beautiful and loving Bonnie. Keep the faith JIM and family. You have lots of support. Xx

Terribly sorry to hear this news.... sending warmth and thoughts to Jim, family and all that knew Bonnie

So very sorry to hear of such a tragic loss. Run free beautiful Bonnie. Take care Jim. From a dog groomer in cork ๐Ÿ˜ž

Oh my God, this is terrible. Such a huge loss to SARDA and to his handler. Alot of time, money and, more importantly, love goes into training these dogs. I hope whoever is responsible for this is caught but I fear they will not be. Such a beautiful dog. Poor Jim, Margaret and family must surely be heartbroken.

Sadly, I know the pain of losing a beautiful clever dog to poisoning. Sorry for your loss.

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 20:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has made another great narrated video, this time it features a dog called Nala attempting to catch a bird.

Did you know that SARDA Ireland dogs are stock tested? Our dogs must remain focused and avoid getting distracted by animals that they may encounter when searching for a missing person. #sardafactoftheweek

Your Dog Magazine
Renowned BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has created his latest video for a good cause, in partnership with Dogs for Good - UK, and their #WinningFromHome competition.

The campaign has sought to highlight the power of our four-legged friends, celebrating why we are a nation of dog lovers. The winning video shows one-year-old Cavapoo, Nala, as she attempts to catch a bird in the garden...

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 13:25

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
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๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

Monday 1st June 2020, 22:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 18**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist An Garda Sรญochรกna with a missing person search in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary earlier today. Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well whilst two of our dog teams were en-route.

Other agencies Involved:
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
Tipp S & R GROUP /NOSU
Limerick Land Search Team

**CALLOUT 18**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist An Garda Sรญochรกna with a missing person search in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary earlier today. Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well whilst two of our dog teams were en-route.

Other agencies Involved:
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
Tipp S & R GROUP /NOSU
Limerick Land Search Team
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A brilliant reminder from Galway Mountain Rescue Team. We hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday weekend whilst adhering to the guidelines.

A brilliant reminder from Galway Mountain Rescue Team. We hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday weekend whilst adhering to the guidelines.As we all prepare to enjoy the glorious weather on this bank holiday weekend, we are renewing our appeal to the public to continue their excellent adherence to the Government's public health guidelines surrounding the Covid-19 crisis. Phase 1 of the planned lifting of the restrictions remains in place and we should all endeavour to understand what this means to our day-to-day lives. Visit www.hse.ie for the most up-to-date details regarding the current guidelines.

For those of you lucky enough to get out and about this weekend, we would ask that you enjoy your outdoor exercise within 5km of your home and continue to avoid venturing onto remote upland and mountainous terrain at this time. This will ensure that you do not need to avail of our voluntary emergency search and rescue service.

In the past 48 hours alone, there have been numerous emergency incidents nationwide involving Mountain Rescue teams. These have put the health and wellbeing of our dedicated community volunteers and their families at risk. Please consider this in your weekend plans and encourage others to act as responsibly as you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

#MountainRescue #Galway #Clare #HSE #Coronavirus
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Monday 25th May 2020, 10:17

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Gerard (Gerry) Taylor from Sandyford in Co. Dublin has been missing 1 year today.

Gerry was last seen on the Kellystown Road, Rathfarnham, walking in the directio of Ticknock shortly after 11am on Saturday the 25th of May 2019.

SARDA Ireland have been involved in the search along with multiple other agencies. Please, if you think you can offer some valuable information, please take a moment to look at the Crimecall video below, and contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600.

Our thoughts go out to Gerard's family at this difficult time.
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Thank you so much for sharing and for all your help x

Friday 22nd May 2020, 22:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Friday 22nd May 2020, 11:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Throwback time!

Does anyone remember seeing SARDA Ireland on RTร‰ News back in 2016? You may remember seeing Search Dog Murphy who, at the time, was a trainee search dog! She qualified back in 2017 and has assisted in many missing person searches since. Good girl, Murphy! The video also features Search Dog Dex, who sadly passed away in 2018 after many years of invaluable service to SARDA Ireland. ๐Ÿพ

RTร‰ News
The Search and Rescue Dogs Association, the charity that trains and deploys dogs to look for lost people, will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year
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The dogs and handlers with SARDA are just amazing ๐Ÿฅฐ

Excellent

Brilliant

Wednesday 20th May 2020, 10:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Many thanks to Audrey for selecting SARDA Ireland as her Facebook Birthday Fundraiser charity.๐Ÿ™Œ

Audrey managed to raise over โ‚ฌ300 for our organisation, and we are so grateful to everyone that has donated! ๐ŸฅŽ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ†

Happy Birthday Audrey!๐Ÿ•
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Monday 18th May 2020, 16:44

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** CALLOUT 17 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna for a missing person search in the Tramore area late last night. Four search dog teams attended the callout.

Search dogs Fia, Lyla, Murphy and Ziggy searched various areas of woodland and coastline during the night.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered today. Our condolences to the person's family and friends during this difficult time. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.

Other agencies involved:
Rescue 117
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Tramore Lifeboat RNLI
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So sorry to hear such sad news๐Ÿ˜ขCondolences to family and friends โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

Condolences to family and friend. Thank you to all of you

Condolence to the family.

So sorry to hear that.

Sad news. R.I.P

Sorry to hear that sad news.

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Monday 18th May 2020, 13:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
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SARDA Ireland Search Dog Teams go through years of training and hard work to become qualified. To qualify, our dogs and handlers complete a 3 day assessment where our external assessors, National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA), ensure that our dogs are capable of working for hours, over multiple days, and in all conditions.

This qualification gives confidence to tasking agencies such as An Garda Sรญochรกna and the Irish Coast Guard. When they call us, they know that our dog teams have the specialist skills and experience required to search for missing persons, both on the hill, and more locally in our communities.

The video below, created by NSARDA, gives an insight into why our handlers and dogs devote so much of their time and energy to becoming search dog teams - to help others when they need it most.

Can we ask that you please share this video to help spread the word about the invaluable service that SARDA Ireland provides to the public. Thank you.O2 supports the National Search and Rescue Dog Association in its effort to train and deploy air-scenting search and rescue dogs to search for missing person...
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Harold Burrows Ester Sherlock this is an amazing video!!

Kourtney Power watch the video ๐Ÿฅฐ

Third callout of the week. Details to follow.

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Sunday 17th May 2020, 21:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 16 **

Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to assist in a missing person search near Enniskerry on the 15th of May.

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist in the search operation, as were South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association. Dog teams Martina and Ella, and Mick and Ziggy were en-route, when the missing person was thankfully found safe and well.

Well done to all the agencies involved.
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My home town great memories of Enniskerry

Well done Michael and ziggy.

Well done Martina and Mick ๐Ÿ‘

Friday 15th May 2020, 18:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
A second callout for SARDA Ireland this week. Details to follow.

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Thursday 14th May 2020, 11:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 15 **

Search dogs Ella and Ziggy were called out by An Garda Sรญochรกna for a missing person search in the Carlow / Kilkenny area yesterday afternoon. Search dogs Murphy and Lyla were on standby to assist if needed.

The missing person was recovered by a local farmer that evening. 

Other agencies involved:
Garda Dive Unit
Civil Defence Ireland
Rescue 117 

Our condolences to the persons family and friends. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a hanam.

** CALLOUT 15 **

Search dogs Ella and Ziggy were called out by An Garda Sรญochรกna for a missing person search in the Carlow / Kilkenny area yesterday afternoon. Search dogs Murphy and Lyla were on standby to assist if needed.

The missing person was recovered by a local farmer that evening.

Other agencies involved:
Garda Dive Unit
Civil Defence Ireland
Rescue 117

Our condolences to the person's family and friends. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a hanam.
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Rest In Peace ๐Ÿ’

R.I.P

Wednesday 13th May 2020, 21:30

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Stay safe all ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’™

Please god positive outcome

๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ Stay safe ๐Ÿ’š

Keep safe

Mind yourselves

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Tuesday 12th May 2020, 16:32

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Niamh Grady Aoife Hynes

Thursday 7th May 2020, 12:59

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Our dogs have a busy day lined up... ๐Ÿ•

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Sunday 26th April 2020, 14:25

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Today is International Day of Search and Rescue Dogs!

Did you know that SARDA Ireland have searched for over 130 missing persons since 2016? Today we want to show you the connection that exists between the handlers and their dogs that makes all these searches possible.

Happy #internationaldayofsearchaNational Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA)National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA)

Please like, Mountain Rescue Irelando RTร‰ NewsnVirgin Media NewsMountain Rescue Ireland RTร‰ News Virgin Media News
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Happy search dog day to all humans and furry friends

Class video. ๐Ÿ‘

Tuesday 21st April 2020, 11:08

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Which SARDA dog are you today? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Let us know in the comments and tag your friends to see how they are doing ๐Ÿค—

Stay home, stay safe ๐Ÿ•

Which SARDA dog are you today? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Let us know in the comments and tag your friends to see how they are doing ๐Ÿค—

Stay home, stay safe ๐Ÿ•
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No 4. I want to practice my singing but neighbours are in all the time now! Aargh!

No 1

1, 8 or 9๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Defo 1 & 3. Trying to steer clear of 5

I'm 1 and 9.. feeling very tired today and grumpy, ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ™„

5

A solid 1 ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Peter McGowan David O'Dowd Laura Murray Daniel McChrystal Brian Mc Laughlin

5 & 9 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I’m a solid 3, 4, 5 and 6 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ™‰

Louise Murray Jason Murray

I'm 4

4

3 and 5 only not as cute looking ๐Ÿคฃ

Murphy xxx

Erica Dillon Delany Niamh Cullen Suzanne Seymour Laura McCullagh

Conor Walter number 9

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Friday 17th April 2020, 17:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Say hello to Fred. ๐Ÿ˜ Fred is not a SARDA dog, but he has had a hand, or a paw rather, in the training of many of our qualified search dogs over the last 10 or 11 years...

You see, Fred is a sheepdog ๐Ÿ‘ and along with his owner, Terry Brophy, Fred lets prospective SARDA search dogs come to his farm ๐Ÿšœ to see how they behave around sheep in a test called Stock Testing. Stock Testing makes sure that a SARDA dog does not get distracted by sheep etc. when searching for a missing person, and is critical to any search dogs success ๐Ÿ†

See the ball toy ๐ŸฅŽ that Fred is lying on? One of our search dogs left it behind at Freds farm earlier in the year, and Fred has become a little attached to it! Maybe he is missing seeing our SARDA dogs due to social distancing!

Fred, you can keep the toy! We owe you and Terry a lot more for all your assistance over the years, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! ๐Ÿพ

Say hello to Fred. ๐Ÿ˜ Fred is not a SARDA dog, but he has had a hand, or a paw rather, in the training of many of our qualified search dogs over the last 10 or 11 years...

You see, Fred is a sheepdog ๐Ÿ‘ and along with his owner, Terry Brophy, Fred lets prospective SARDA search dogs come to his farm ๐Ÿšœ to see how they behave around sheep in a test called Stock Testing. Stock Testing makes sure that a SARDA dog does not get distracted by sheep etc. when searching for a missing person, and is critical to any search dog's success ๐Ÿ†

See the ball toy ๐ŸฅŽ that Fred is lying on? One of our search dogs left it behind at Fred's farm earlier in the year, and Fred has become a little attached to it! Maybe he is missing seeing our SARDA dogs due to social distancing!

Fred, you can keep the toy! We owe you and Terry Brophy a lot more for all your assistance over the years, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! ๐Ÿพ
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I am delighted to be able to help any way I can. Fred is not. He never forgave Bono (search dog, not the crooner) for bursting his ball when he was a pup!

Many of you might know this already, but Terry Brophy was involved in one of South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association's most recent call outs, where they rescued sheepdog Ruby after she got stuck on a narrow path on the cliffs near Coumshingaun Lake. We shared the amazing video of the rescue last week for anyone that wants to see something inspiring!

He is a working dog after all, the mud adds to his rugged good looks ๐Ÿ™‚

Beautiful clever Fred he is gorgeous

I had the honor to watch Fred in action proofing Fia when I was over a bit ago. So impressive!

Beautiful pup and worn out after a hard day's work on the farm. What a life.

Beautiful heart lifting post, tyvm.

So Fred what this means is you are the Boss Man of them all ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Love the dirty paws

Good boy Fred

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Wednesday 15th April 2020, 14:56

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** Callout 14 **

Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue team were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna at 22.25 last night to a missing person in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. Glen of Imaal MRT requested the assistance of SARDA Ireland to conduct a hasty search in an area that the missing person was known to walk in. 

Upon arrival, SARDA Ireland handler Martina assisted with coordination of the hasty search and began searching a forest track with search dog Ella. A navigator was provided by Glen of Imaal MRT.

Thankfully, the missing person was sound safe and well walking on a nearby road.

SARDA Ireland would like to thank Glen of Imaal MRT for their hospitality and assistance during the callout.

Also in attendance:
Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
An Garda Sรญochรกna Dog Unit
K9 Search & Rescue NI

These posts serve to highlight the work which SARDA Ireland and other search and rescue organisations carry out. We truly appreciate your positive comments, likes and shares, but please refrain from any negative comments relating to COVID-19 restrictions.

** Callout 14 **

Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue team were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna at 22.25 last night to a missing person in Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. Glen of Imaal MRT requested the assistance of SARDA Ireland to conduct a hasty search in an area that the missing person was known to walk in.

Upon arrival, SARDA Ireland handler Martina assisted with coordination of the hasty search and began searching a forest track with search dog Ella. A navigator was provided by Glen of Imaal MRT.

Thankfully, the missing person was sound safe and well walking on a nearby road.

SARDA Ireland would like to thank Glen of Imaal MRT for their hospitality and assistance during the callout.

Also in attendance:
Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
An Garda Sรญochรกna Dog Unit
K9 Search & Rescue NI

These posts serve to highlight the work which SARDA Ireland and other search and rescue organisations carry out. We truly appreciate your positive comments, likes and shares, but please refrain from any negative comments relating to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Well done Ella.. and Martina. Great outcome. Well done all involved!! โค๏ธ

A good deed Martina and Ella...be proud of yourselves x

Great job Martina & Ella.

Well done Ella & Martina extra bonios for Ella please .

Well done Ella and Martina. Keep up the great work. โค

Well done Martina and Ella

Well done Martina and of course all important Ella xx ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

Well done everyone

Looking good Ella. And Martina also.

Well done Martina

Well done girls ๐Ÿคฉ

Fabulous!

Thank you

Well done Ella and Martina! Looking great!

Awesome work Martina and Ella!

Great work Martina and Ella ๐Ÿ˜

Great job Martina OKearney Flynn and Ella ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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Sunday 12th April 2020, 19:25

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Fia says thank you to all the kids who coloured in lovely pictures of her! Please like and share! If any other kids would like to colour in Fia, the link is here: www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/photos/a.171697312937898/2822554414518828/?type=3&theater ... See MoreSee Less

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Gorgeous Fia! Look forward to bodying for you again if you come back to Wales when all this is over โค๏ธ

Thank you very much for doing this. The girls were delighted ♥.

This is so cute, Aisling and Tara love it ๐Ÿ˜ thank you โค๏ธ

I hope she got some coloured in Easter Eggs .๐Ÿ˜Š

Sunday 12th April 2020, 17:31

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

This is the most heart warming video we have seen in a long time! A working sheep dog became trapped, and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association came to the rescue! Well done everyone! They deserve a round of applause ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
The rescue of a working sheep dog high up on the cliffs above Coumshingaun yesterday was a prolonged operation but there was no time pressure and it is a good example of the skills we have developed in heights rescue. The team members who attended the incident yesterday have completed height rescue courses down the years and it was an excellent opportunity to put those skills to good use. We were more than happy to help a sheep farmer to rescue his working dog from very steep ground in an inaccessible location.
Thanks again to the Coast Guard Rescue 117 for assisting us on two occasions yesterday afternoon bringing team members and equipment high on the mountain and making it possible for us to carry out this rescue with a relatively small number of members. Rescue 117 were themselves out on a training mission at the time. It was a great oppurtunity for inter-agency trainining and learnings can be applied to rescus in the future.
Hopefully this positive story and the happy outcome will give everyone a little lift in these difficult and challenging times. Thanks again to all the walkers who are staying away from the mountains at this time and making our job easier.
We hope our supporters and friends who are so important to us, enjoy this insight to what happens on a mountain rescue.
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Anita MarnellMichelle Lucky

Jack O'Connor

Incredible work, well done all

Well done to all involved.

Oh my God that's some drop. Great work everyone ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Fantastic ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Fantastic!

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Sunday 5th April 2020, 14:51

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Search dog Murphy is taking a well earned rest day at home today after a busy callout yesterday evening. What a good girl! ๐Ÿ˜ show us how your dogs are spending their Sunday!

You can see that lots of our handlerโ€™s dogs have very comfortable places to chill!

Stay home. Stay safe. ๐Ÿ•
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Must be a setting on the page, cant add photos. But well done all the Sarda dogs!

Brilliant shots !! ๐Ÿ‘

How do we add photos ?

Saturday 4th April 2020, 22:11

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 13 **

SARDA and South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna at 17:49 this evening to search for a walker who had become disoriented while walking in the woods at Clogheen. Search dog Murphy with handler Eadaoin were dispatched along with SEMRA to search the forest tracks & trails. The walker was found safe and well at 20:20 and was handed over to An Garda Sรญochรกna at 20:59 for transport home.

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) remain operational during Covid-19.
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He is a smasher

Look at that face and those eyes ๐Ÿ˜

Omg Murphy is adorable. Well done all.

Beautiful dog, well done

Well done Murphy.. and Eadaoin!! Great outcome.. Love this dog.. (Why was a walker out during covid19? Not very respectful.. but very happy walker was found safe and well).

Well done! Amazing work and great outcome!

Well done Murphy & Eadaoin๐Ÿ‘

Good result SARDA and SEMRA

Well done. Don't be so quick to judge. Amazes me how we preach be kind but are straight on keyboards trolling and critizising. In the absence of facts as a front line worker I would support leaving it to the profession's ๐Ÿ‘Œ and as a front line worker in addition to both my sons I go everyday for a walk if I didn't I couldn't do the job but in 5 weeks have had no contact with anyone while doing so.

That's awesome

well done Eadaoin O'Gorman and Murphy ๐Ÿ˜Š

So, no lock down then? Why are people still out walking lije this? Puts great volunteers at risk!!! ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ

Well done everyone, but have to question was the 2km perimeter being observed.

Well done Murphy and Eadaoin great outcome

Fabulous result for all involved.

Beautiful eyes, ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

Well done Semra. Someone was further than 2k from home methinks! Not only ignoring advice but putting emergency services at risk and thats just not right!!

Some people do live beside woods etc. Maybe well within 2km zone. Some people very quick to jump to conclusions. And where do the rules state someone is not allowed to walk? Well done to all involved.

Emilene Stafford

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Saturday 4th April 2020, 11:48

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There might not be any snow here ๐ŸŒž, but the message is the same, Stay Home ๐Ÿก Stay Safe ๐Ÿค—Protect your loved ones โค๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday 1st April 2020, 14:54

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Can you tell that our dogs are the biggest part of our kit? ๐Ÿ•
A brilliant photo from our sister organisation Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales). #tetrischallenge

Can you tell that our dogs are the biggest part of our kit? ๐Ÿ•
A brilliant photo from our sister organisation Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales). #tetrischallengeWe’ve all got a bit more time on our hands at the moment so one of our handlers decided to check his kit and make sure everything was ready in case of a deployment - just need some new batteries for that dog!!
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Class photo

Adam

Saturday 28th March 2020, 19:12

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** ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ-๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป **

Two of our dog teams were placed on standby to search for a missing person yesterday, the 27th of March, as Callout #12.

Thankfully, the missing person was located safe and well.

Thank you to our colleagues Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat for their hard work.

** ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ-๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป **

Two of our dog teams were placed on standby to search for a missing person yesterday, the 27th of March, as Callout #12.

Thankfully, the missing person was located safe and well.

Thank you to our colleagues Castletownbere Coast Guard, Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat for their hard work.CALLOUT. The team was called out in the late afternoon yesterday when a lady from Castletownbere was reported missing since Tuesday. The CG crew searched through a number of locations along the sea shore and other areas while our boat crew carried out searches on water. Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat was also tasked and assisting with the incident. The search was stood down for the night at 9.30pm, to be resumed again in the early morning. Two dog teams from Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) were also due to join the search today. Happily, just as we were preparing to mobilise this morning, news reached us that the missing person had been located safe and well. We are delighted with this outcome and wish her all the best.
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Thursday 19th March 2020, 9:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Do you know of any kids that like to colour? We want them to colour in Search Dog Fia, and share it with us on Facebook. ๐Ÿ• Maybe you can even add in a background! She is able to search anywhere, so let your imagination go wild!

We will let Fia pick the winner at the end of the month, she has a good nose for talent! She might even post a video saying thanks, hopefully you can all speak dog! ๐Ÿ˜

Please share far and wide ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

#WorkingFromHomeLife #colouring #wereinittogether #socialdistancing #covid19 #Ireland #SearchAndRescue

Do you know of any kids that like to colour? We want them to colour in Search Dog Fia, and share it with us on Facebook. ๐Ÿ• Maybe you can even add in a background! She is able to search anywhere, so let your imagination go wild!

We will let Fia pick the winner at the end of the month, she has a good nose for talent! She might even post a video saying thanks, hopefully you can all speak 'dog'! ๐Ÿ˜

Please share far and wide ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

#workingfromhomelife #colouring #wereinittogether #socialdistancing #COVID19 #ireland #searchandrescue
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