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Sunday 22nd May 2022, 19:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Another chance to meet SARDA dogs and lots more!

Another chance to meet SARDA dogs and lots more!Come visit South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association and Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) members at the Garda Centenary Year Open Day at Waterford Garda Station on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th June from 1pm to 4pm. With An Garda Sรญochรกna, Little Blue Heroes, Irish Coast Guard, Waterford City Fire Service, Waterford City River Rescue CRBI, Waterford Marine Search and Rescue, National Ambulance Service (NAS) and Waterford City Civil Defence.

Garda Sรญochรกna Waterford/Kilkenny/Carlow
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Sunday 22nd May 2022, 17:18

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland members in Galway had the pleasure of hosting Samantha from the Animal Friendly podcast. We talked about air scenting and trailing dogs, how they are trained, and how they work in real life searches. 

Samantha got first hand experience of bodying or hiding for our dogs and got to see how much our dogs enjoy the game of searching!

Make sure to keep an eye out for the episode on https://www.animalfriendly.earth/Image attachment

SARDA Ireland members in Galway had the pleasure of hosting Samantha from the Animal Friendly podcast. We talked about air scenting and trailing dogs, how they are trained, and how they work in real life searches.

Samantha got first hand experience of bodying or hiding for our dogs and got to see how much our dogs enjoy the game of searching!

Make sure to keep an eye out for the episode on www.animalfriendly.earth/
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Fantastic! Well done ๐Ÿ‘

Loved my years of bodying before becoming a dog handler. Great to get the updates from the old country.

Really interesting morning, and great craic too! Ye are all lovely - I'd highly recommend being a dogsbody! ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ

Saturday 21st May 2022, 12:37

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
If youโ€™re out and about in Carrick on Shannon, come visit the Gardaรญ open day where SARDA Ireland search dog Bailey and handler Audrey are in attendanceImage attachmentImage attachment

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Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Bailey ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿพ

Tuesday 3rd May 2022, 22:29

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
๐Ÿ“ฃ Check out our latest newly qualified search adog teams!

Over the last few days, SARDA Ireland held an assessment weekend in Wicklow!

๐ŸŽ‰ Our newest air-scenting teams are Sean and his dog Ben and Jean and her dog Trakr! ๐ŸŽ‰

All of the dog teams were put through their paces in difficult search areas and a variety of weather conditions. We had 5 external assessors visiting from various UK Mountain Rescue and National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) teams. 

Our search dog teams are highly specialised. They are capable of understanding how terrain and environmental conditions can affect the movement of human scent in the air, and they are capable of reading the smallest changes in the behaviour of their dog when they are searching for missing people. These skills make search dog teams an invaluable asset in any missing person search. Their ability to use human scent to detect missing persons cannot be replicated by any other means,  - they are effective both night and day, across open land and through dense gorse or forrestry, and in a variety of weather conditions! 

For example, during their assessments, our search dog teams found 3 people who were well hidden in over 60 acres of mountainside, all within 2 hours! 

SARDA Ireland currently have 10 qualified air-scenting search dog teams on the callout list; this is easily the largest number of qualified handlers we have ever had on the callout list at one time since our beginning in 1987! 

These teams are scattered across Ireland and are ready to respond to missing person calls 24/7 365. 

And thatโ€™s not all, we have another group preparing for assessments in the Autumn, so it wonโ€™t be long until we have more good news to share!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our assessment weekend, especially to the external and internal assessors, and our wonderful dogs bodies who spent the day playing hide and seek on the hill! 

Onwards and upwards! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปImage attachmentImage attachment

๐Ÿ“ฃ Check out our latest newly qualified search adog teams!

Over the last few days, SARDA Ireland held an assessment weekend in Wicklow!

๐ŸŽ‰ Our newest air-scenting teams are Sean and his dog Ben and Jean and her dog Trakr! ๐ŸŽ‰

All of the dog teams were put through their paces in difficult search areas and a variety of weather conditions. We had 5 external assessors visiting from various UK Mountain Rescue and National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) teams.

Our search dog teams are highly specialised. They are capable of understanding how terrain and environmental conditions can affect the movement of human scent in the air, and they are capable of reading the smallest changes in the behaviour of their dog when they are searching for missing people. These skills make search dog teams an invaluable asset in any missing person search. Their ability to use human scent to detect missing persons cannot be replicated by any other means, - they are effective both night and day, across open land and through dense gorse or forrestry, and in a variety of weather conditions!

For example, during their assessments, our search dog teams found 3 people who were well hidden in over 60 acres of mountainside, all within 2 hours!

SARDA Ireland currently have 10 qualified air-scenting search dog teams on the callout list; this is easily the largest number of qualified handlers we have ever had on the callout list at one time since our beginning in 1987!

These teams are scattered across Ireland and are ready to respond to missing person calls 24/7 365.

And thatโ€™s not all, we have another group preparing for assessments in the Autumn, so it wonโ€™t be long until we have more good news to share!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our assessment weekend, especially to the external and internal assessors, and our wonderful dogs bodies who spent the day playing hide and seek on the hill!

Onwards and upwards! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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Proud moment to see Jean and Sean qualify at the weekend. It’s a long hard road of relentless training to achieve this high standard. I look forward to the two others who’s qualifications are on the horizon. Good luck with your job of bringing missing people home to their families.

Well done Jean Ryan and the very best of luck

Well done everyone...great achievement

Congratulations Jean Ryan Jean, and Trakr too of course! I can only imagine how much time and effort was involved. Amazing what you can all do๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

All the hard work paid off, well done Jean and Séan ๐Ÿ™Œ

Woo Hoo Jean!! Nicely done!

Congratulations!! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ

Well done to all the volunteers giving their time to train the dogs to help others in their time of need.

Just wonderful ๐Ÿ‘. Congratulations to all humans and canines โ˜บ. Such amazing partnerships. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™

Brilliant!! Well done all ๐Ÿ‘

Truly a remarkable gift from God. God Bless them and of course their wonderful and special handlers. Mega Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations to all.

Omg brilliant news congratulations to them both

Well done to everyone. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’•

Well done lads an girls๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

Jean Ryan, I am delighted for you!! Well done to you & Trakr ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations to the new recruits and their handlers ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Such an important service, well done, having been rescued myself (UK) after a fall from a horse I know how invaluable you are

Congratulations everyone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Hi, how does one get in touch to see if their dog is suitable for training

Fantastic achievement to both handlers and dogs ๐Ÿ• well done to you all ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Well done

Jenny Holland!!

Fair play done to the volunteers giving their time to train the dogs to help others in their time of need. Keep up the great work .

Well done and congratulations to all๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ†

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Friday 15th April 2022, 12:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Another day, another callout!

Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well shortly after the callout was initiated!

Happy Easter everyone! ๐Ÿฅ

Another day, another callout!

Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well shortly after the callout was initiated!

Happy Easter everyone! ๐Ÿฅ
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Wednesday 13th April 2022, 10:25

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

SARDA Ireland weโ€™re tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to a missing person search in Co. Tipperary in the last 30 minutes. Thankfully, as our dog teams were preparing to leave their homes and work, the missing person was located and SARDA Ireland were stood down.

**SARDA CALLOUT**

SARDA Ireland weโ€™re tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to a missing person search in Co. Tipperary in the last 30 minutes. Thankfully, as our dog teams were preparing to leave their homes and work, the missing person was located and SARDA Ireland were stood down.
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Well done to sarda !

Saturday 9th April 2022, 19:27

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Stephen Cunningham, who was sadly recovered after an extensive 5 month search in Co. Galway. Rest in Peace.

SARDA Ireland would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Stephen Cunningham, who was sadly recovered after an extensive 5 month search in Co. Galway. Rest in Peace. ... See MoreSee Less

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Condolences to his family and friends and well done to all involved in the search to bring him home to his family. May he rest in peace..

Well done everyone involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ family can have him home Now may he rest in peace ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ condolences to all the family ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

So very sad. Condolences to his family and friends.

Thinking of Stephen's family and his pals.

Condolences to family, Rest In peace.

So sad, RIP

So sad . Rip

5 months gone, Bless all around Stephen.

Rip

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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Saturday 2nd April 2022, 12:04

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Some good advice from Donegal Mountain Rescue Team for anyone heading on the hills today. 

Take it easy, donโ€™t push yourself too hard, and enjoy the day! ๐ŸŒŸ

Some good advice from Donegal Mountain Rescue Team for anyone heading on the hills today.

Take it easy, donโ€™t push yourself too hard, and enjoy the day! ๐ŸŒŸTomorrow, 2nd April, is the day the country takes to the hills in support of Climb with Charlie.

Mountaineering Ireland have detailed safety advice on their website so as to allow everyone to have a safe and positive experience tomorrow. Please visit their website and read their advice.

Here at DMRT, we ask that anyone heading for the hills tomorrow to please do so safely and as prepared as possible. Make sure you understand and are familiar with the route you are taking and that it is the appropriate hike/walk to match your level of fitness.

The weather has been very changeable this week, from sunny spells to snow showers, so make sure to check the weather forecast before setting out.

If you are crossing farmland, please be aware that Spring is an active time of year within the farm community. Please be mindful of animals and perhaps leave your dogs at home unless on a dog friendly path, in which case we would recommend keeping them secured on a lead.

Covid-19 is also still very much among us. Please keep this in mind and be mindful of others while out in our beautiful countryside.

Have a wonderful day tomorrow and stay safe.
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Monday 21st March 2022, 15:09

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ GOOD NEWS!!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

SARDA Ireland held the first 2022 assessment for air-scenting dogs this weekend in Wicklow and we are pleased to announce that all 4 dogs passed their assessments!!

Congratulations to novice search dog teams Audrey and Bailey for passing their first novice search dog assessment! ๐Ÿฅณ Audrey is based in Co. Mayo and is now one of two SARDA Ireland qualified dog teams in the west!

Congratulations to novice search dog team Winnie and Flame for passing their first novice search dog assessment! ๐Ÿฅณ Winnie is also part of South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, where her and Flame will contribute to the already strong group of search dog handlers in the team.

Congratulations to Sean and Cody who passed their novice assessment also; Sean has been on the callout list since 2021 following internal assessments during Covid (they had a dog find last year too!). Sean is also a part of SEMRA and he has responded to many callouts with SEMRA.

Congratulations to Martina and Ella for passing their full grade dog assessment! Martina and Ella have been on the callout list since 2020. Martina is part of Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue where she has already responded to multiple callouts with Ella!

There are almost too many people to thankโ€ฆ

Thanks to the dog teams who qualified for their many years of hard work and dedication, it is not easy to train and qualify a search dog and itโ€™s not for everyone, but these 4 teams have put the hard work in!

Thank you to the families of the sesrch dog teams, and all the families of all SARDA dog handlers. The support that you provide enables us to have qualified search dogs around the country, ready to help find missing people at a moments notice!

Thank you to our amazing external assessors that travelled over from National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA), Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales), Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England, Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team, and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. Our external assessors ensure that the dog teams are working to the required standards set out by NSARDA and that each dog team is capable of responding to missing person searches.

Thank you to our amazing internal assessors from SARDA Ireland. These people have dedicated years of hard work to the organisation and they are the reason we are here today!

Thank you to our amazing Dogs Bodies who hid out on the hill for hours each day while each search dog team worked the area. They are truly the heart of the organisation, without them there would be nobody to find!

Thank you to our brilliant Training Officer Gerry Tobin for all of his hard work and effort. As Training Officer, Gerryโ€™s role is to make sure that all our qualified and trainee handlers are supported in their training and ensure that we continue to adhere to NSARDA standards.

Thank you to our wonderful secretary Martina for all her hard work in organising the assessment weekend and our national trainings. Thank you to the committee for their support throughout the assessment weekend. Thank you to the entire SARDA Ireland team for working together to create such a fantastic group of people! Since our first year in 1987 we have grown from strength to strength and weโ€™re not stopping here!

And guess what, we have another assessment weekend coming up next month! ๐ŸŒŸ
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Huge Congrats to all !! Well done on such a successful weekend everyone.

Congratulations to all the new members. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Congratulations to all and well done!! ๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•

Great news, well done all!

Congratulations everyone

Well done to all the newly qualified dogs, their handlers and all of the fantastic team who supported you all the way. Now the hard work, the late nights, the loneliness, the excitement, the sadness, the magic and the real satisfaction truly begins. Hard earned by you all, women, men and dogs. Stay strong and stay safe and I wish you many successful finds along your future journey. We are proud to be associated to you.

Congratulations all well done

Massive congrats to Martina, Sean, Audrey and Winnie again. A mighty achievement. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Big thanks also to Edelle who does such a superb job in running this page and the general PR stuff for SARDA. So much work goes on behind the scenes, all on voluntary basis.

YAY!!! ๐Ÿ‘ Strong work everyone!! Wish I could have come over to cheer you all on in person but your USA fan club is mighty proud!

Congrats

brilliant news, well done all๐Ÿ‘

Well done all!

Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

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Monday 14th February 2022, 17:53

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Bracken agrees with the dog too.

Voyage is heart broken ๐Ÿ˜‚

Jude Dallas your Molly ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

Why not??? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Raph O'Connor Clair O'Connor Floss

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Sunday 30th January 2022, 16:23

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
We can finally reveal the good news! MAXI ZOO IRELAND raised over โ‚ฌ28,000 for our charity as part of their Friendship Connects Bracelet campaign. 

We are so thankful for every single person who bought a bracelet and supported the cause. We are go grateful to Maxi Zoo Ireland for selecting us. ๐Ÿ˜ This is the biggest donation we ever received, and we are totally blown away.

The money raised will help our charity to respond to more searches for missing persons, and train even more search dog teams. ๐Ÿ•

Thank you to everyone for all your support! ๐ŸŒŸ

We can finally reveal the good news! MAXI ZOO IRELAND raised over โ‚ฌ28,000 for our charity as part of their Friendship Connects Bracelet campaign.

We are so thankful for every single person who bought a bracelet and supported the cause. We are go grateful to Maxi Zoo Ireland for selecting us. ๐Ÿ˜ This is the biggest donation we ever received, and we are totally blown away.

The money raised will help our charity to respond to more searches for missing persons, and train even more search dog teams. ๐Ÿ•

Thank you to everyone for all your support! ๐ŸŒŸThank you ๐Ÿ˜ We are delighted that our customers generosity has helped us to raise โ‚ฌ28,381.56 through our Friendship Connects Campaign for The National Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland (SARDA).

The Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland (SARDA) is a voluntary emergency organization that trains and deploys Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs to search for missing persons. The charityโ€™s dog teams, which consist of a handler and their dog, are tasked by An Garda Siochana, the Civil Defence, Irish Mountain Rescue, Red Cross, Coast Guard etc. to search mountains, woodlands, rural and urban areas, waterways as well as the seashore to locate accident or disaster victims.

Rescue dogs come from a wide range of breeds and are trained in a variety of behaviours. Just one dog can do the work of 50 human searchers. Search and Rescue Dogs play a vital role in search and rescue missions and are invaluable when it comes to finding lost and trapped victims.

Funding is hugely important to ensuring adequate training is acquired for the search and rescue dog and their handler. A proficient SAR dog needs lots of training, starting with basic obedience skills. Then search and rescue dogs learn how to track, signal their handlers, and behave appropriately in stressful situations.
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Congratulations, well deserved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Saturday 8th January 2022, 14:26

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Thank you everyone for your kind donations! We will be keeping our Facebook donations link open for the rest of the weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š

Apologies lads was hoping to get in to see ye but isolating unfortunately

Saturday 8th January 2022, 11:35

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Come meet Cassu, a trainee air-scenting search dog outside Paul Street Shopping Centre ๐Ÿถ

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Saturday 8th January 2022, 10:54

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Today is our collection day! Please consider donating, Facebook Donate will accept as little as โ‚ฌ4 and all other goes directly to our charity ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Please also share this post with your friends ๐Ÿ—ฃ
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Thank you everyone for your kind donations! Every euro raised will go towards helping our charity continue to train and deploy search dogs!

Friday 7th January 2022, 15:26

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Our 2022 Street Collection Day is on tomorrow in Cork City!๐Ÿฅณ Come along to Patrick Street to meet our dogs and handlers and donate to our charity!๐Ÿพ

This year, we have had to downsize on our normal fundraising activities due to covid. However, we hope that the power of social media will be able to make up for it! If you would like to donate to our charity, please click donate below! Any amount makes a big difference! ๐Ÿ˜

Please also like and share this post with your friends, it goes a long way towards spreading the word!๐Ÿ™Œ
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Mountain Rescue Ireland National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) Search & Rescue County Clare - Ireland Galway Bay FM Emergency Times

Saturday 25th December 2021, 14:14

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
A very merry Christmas to all our followers! Thank you to everyone for your support in 2021, itโ€™s been a busy year, but as ever, we are glad we can help.

We hope you all have a safe Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Here is Blue, doing her very best to stay still for her pawtrait, but her puppy ways got the better of her. I think we can all agree that she is cute though!

A very merry Christmas to all our followers! Thank you to everyone for your support in 2021, itโ€™s been a busy year, but as ever, we are glad we can help.

We hope you all have a safe Christmas ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Here is Blue, doing her very best to stay still for her pawtrait, but her puppy ways got the better of her. I think we can all agree that she is cute though!
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Merry Christmas guys stay safe and I hope ye all have a lovely Christmas

Happy Christmas to all of you โค๏ธ

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ doggies ๐Ÿพ

Sunday 5th December 2021, 14:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Today is International Volunteers Day ๐Ÿฅณ But there are more to thank than you might think!

SARDA Ireland have an amazing team of search dogs and handlers that respond to missing person searches across Ireland. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

We have multiple prospective and trainee dog teams that are working their way through training. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

We have the best Dogs Bodies ever, who hide for our dogs during training. ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป

We have amazing support from Mountain Rescue Ireland and National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) who provide training standards, insurances and everything else thatโ€™s needed to keep the charity going. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

These are all volunteers, nobody is paid in these roles, and they all spend countless hours ensuring that SARDA Ireland continue to provide the best service that we can. We have been around since 1987, we are the longest standing search dog group in Ireland, and we hope that we can continue to provide this service for years to come! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

We have the best supporters: the public are incredibly kind and their donations ensure that we can continue to provide a specialised and high-standard search dog service to the people of Ireland. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

We are also very kindly supported by local landowners, Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NUI Galway and many others who provide training areas for us. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

When a call comes in that someone is missing and we deploy a search dog team, itโ€™s thanks to everyone above, and plenty of other people that Iโ€™ve forgotten to mention, that we are able to respond. 

Itโ€™s not only a team effort, but itโ€™s a national effort ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Thank you everyone! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Today is International Volunteers Day ๐Ÿฅณ But there are more to thank than you might think!

SARDA Ireland have an amazing team of search dogs and handlers that respond to missing person searches across Ireland. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

We have multiple prospective and trainee dog teams that are working their way through training. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

We have the best Dogs Bodies ever, who hide for our dogs during training. ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป

We have amazing support from Mountain Rescue Ireland and National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) who provide training standards, insurances and everything else thatโ€™s needed to keep the charity going. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

These are all volunteers, nobody is paid in these roles, and they all spend countless hours ensuring that SARDA Ireland continue to provide the best service that we can. We have been around since 1987, we are the longest standing search dog group in Ireland, and we hope that we can continue to provide this service for years to come! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

We have the best supporters: the public are incredibly kind and their donations ensure that we can continue to provide a specialised and high-standard search dog service to the people of Ireland. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

We are also very kindly supported by local landowners, Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NUI Galway and many others who provide training areas for us. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

When a call comes in that someone is missing and we deploy a search dog team, itโ€™s thanks to everyone above, and plenty of other people that Iโ€™ve forgotten to mention, that we are able to respond.

Itโ€™s not only a team effort, but itโ€™s a national effort ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Thank you everyone! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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It's Loki! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Sunday 5th December 2021, 13:25

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Tune into Clare FMs Atlantic Tales this evening from 5pm to hear about SARDA and other search groups talking about what itโ€™s like to be involved in search and rescue

Tune into Clare FMs Atlantic Tales this evening from 5pm to hear about SARDA and other search groups talking about what itโ€™s like to be involved in search and rescueJoin Pat Flynn this Sunday evening at 6 oโ€™clock on Clare FM for Atlantic Tales when heโ€™ll be celebrating International Volunteers Day with members of some of Clareโ€™s search, rescue and recovery organisations. Bunratty Search & Rescue Irish Cave Rescue Organisation - ICRO RNLI Lough Derg Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) #InternationalVolunteerDay ... See MoreSee Less

Friday 3rd December 2021, 12:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Join Pat Flynn this Sunday evening at 6 oโ€™clock on Clare FM for Atlantic Tales when heโ€™ll be celebrating International Volunteers Day with members of some of Clareโ€™s search, rescue and recovery organisations. Bunratty Search & Rescue Irish Cave Rescue Organisation - ICRO RNLI Lough Derg Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) #InternationalVolunteerDay ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 10:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Last weekend, SARDA Ireland held the November National Training Weekend in Oughterard and Galway City.

It was a great weekend filled with lots of learning opportunities for our trainee air-scenting and trailing dog teams.

Our trainee trailing dog teams had the added benefit of having experienced dog handlers, Tim and Ester Sherlock, visiting us from Search and Rescue Dog Association SARDA Wales. SARDA Ireland is very glad to have this link with SARDA Wales as it has enabled us to develop trailing dogs in Ireland. It is all thanks to being part of National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA), an umbrella organisation for Search Dogs in the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.

SARDA Ireland would especially like to thank NUI Galway for the use of campus grounds and Coillte for the use of Galway Wind Park for our trailing dog training areas. These areas provided the opportunity for our trailing dog teams to work in a mixture of terrains and environments.
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Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 0:04

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland have had a busy weekend responding to 3 separate callouts in Co. Galway, Co. Wexford and Co. Cork. In addition to this, we also had out national training weekend, which we will cover in a later post. Details of this weekends callouts are as follows:

**CALLOUT**
SARDA Ireland have continued to respond to the ongoing search in the Maam Cross area of Co. Galway. Air scenting dog team Jarlath and Syd responded in the initial days of the search, and this weekend air scenting dog team Louise and Lyla continued to search bogland, forestry and along abandoned railway tracks. Trainee dog handlers Edelle and Jean also provided support to the air scenting dog teams. The search is ongoing for the last 2 weeks.

**CALLOUT**
SARDA Ireland was tasked by AGS on Friday November 19th to a search for a missing male in Rosslare area of Co. Wexford. 
Air scenting dog team Gerry and Fia resopnded and searched various areas including coastline and semi-urban areas.

**CALLOUT**
SARDA Ireland was tasked by AGS on Sunday November 21st to a search for a missing male in Co. Cork. Air scenting dog team Louise and Lyla were en-route after completing their search areas at the ongoing missing person search in Co. Galway when the missing person was located by Cork City Civil Defence. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam

SARDA Ireland have had a busy weekend responding to 3 separate callouts in Co. Galway, Co. Wexford and Co. Cork. In addition to this, we also had out national training weekend, which we will cover in a later post. Details of this weekend's callouts are as follows:

**CALLOUT**
SARDA Ireland have continued to respond to the ongoing search in the Maam Cross area of Co. Galway. Air scenting dog team Jarlath and Syd responded in the initial days of the search, and this weekend air scenting dog team Louise and Lyla continued to search bogland, forestry and along abandoned railway tracks. Trainee dog handlers Edelle and Jean also provided support to the air scenting dog teams. The search is ongoing for the last 2 weeks.

**CALLOUT**
SARDA Ireland was tasked by AGS on Friday November 19th to a search for a missing male in Rosslare area of Co. Wexford.
Air scenting dog team Gerry and Fia resopnded and searched various areas including coastline and semi-urban areas.

**CALLOUT**
SARDA Ireland was tasked by AGS on Sunday November 21st to a search for a missing male in Co. Cork. Air scenting dog team Louise and Lyla were en-route after completing their search areas at the ongoing missing person search in Co. Galway when the missing person was located by Cork City Civil Defence. Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam
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Ye do such great work!!

Thank you for all the work u do .

Ye and the dogs ๐Ÿ• do a marvellous job

Thursday 11th November 2021, 21:03

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** CALLOUT **

SARDA Ireland are assisting Garda Sรญochรกna Western Region in the search for a missing person in the Maam Cross area.

SARDA Air Scenting team Jarlath and Syd searched for 2 days on the 11th and 12th of November.

More SARDA dog teams will be searching this weekend.

Other agencies in attendance:
Galway Mountain Rescue Team
Galway Civil Defence
Cleggan Coast Guard
Costelloe Bay Coast Guard
Mayo Civil Defence
AGS Water Unit
Rescue 118
Inland Fisheries Ireland
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Best of luck and stay safe…

Hope all turns out well. Keep safe

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Best of Luck ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป. Stay Safe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Keep safe

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Thursday 4th November 2021, 21:52

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SARDA Ireland and Galway Mountain Rescue Team are just home from visiting the Beavers in the Renmore Scout Group. 

The kids were full of great questions, and qualified air scenting dog Syd and trainee trailing dogs Shadow and Jessie got lots and lots of attention from the Beavers!

We also got the loveliest card and donation from the Beavers, thank you so much for supporting us!Image attachmentImage attachment

SARDA Ireland and Galway Mountain Rescue Team are just home from visiting the Beavers in the Renmore Scout Group.

The kids were full of great questions, and qualified air scenting dog Syd and trainee trailing dogs Shadow and Jessie got lots and lots of attention from the Beavers!

We also got the loveliest card and donation from the Beavers, thank you so much for supporting us!
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Sunday 31st October 2021, 12:08

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Interested in saving lives on the mountains?

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Aspirant Membership Programme. If you think you have what it takes to navigate and stay safe on remote upland mountainous terrain, then we want to hear from you!

Closing date for applications is Friday, 31st December 2021. Programme kick-off early to mid-January 2022.

Apply Now: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4d2gwRpRVt72T540gP5WFL1vuvmLUVppiVoQDTcYFnsQ2Uw/viewform

Please share this message with your family, friends and work colleagues.

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#mountainrescue
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Monday 18th October 2021, 23:18

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Wow, well done them! ๐Ÿ˜

Wow, well done them! ๐Ÿ˜Fabulous article in @Citylifelichfield
magazine
Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

#greenark1216 #petshoprugeley #rugeleyshops #petshop #staffordshiresearchandrescue #staffordshiresearchandrescueteam #staffordshiresearch #dogtraining #dogtrainersofinstagram #citylifelichfield #citylifelichfiel
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Monday 18th October 2021, 19:21

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Check out some photos from last weekendโ€™s National Training in Tipperary!

Tipperary Tourism MAXI ZOO IRELAND Mountaineering Ireland Mountain Rescue Ireland National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA)
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Wednesday 13th October 2021, 12:16

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

MMRT 2021 Recruitment Campaign

We are currently accepting applications for new probationary members from people who are actively involved in hillwalking and mountain activities. We need adults (over the age of 21) of all capabilities, skills and talents.
The application form can be downloaded from our website at mayomountainrescue.ie/contact/who-can-join-how-3

Completed Application forms can be posted to:
Recruitment, Mayo Mountain Rescue HQ, Pinewoods, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 HX27

Email applications can be sent to: pro@mayomrt.com

The closing date for applications is Friday 12th November 2021.
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Friday 1st October 2021, 16:39

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland are proud to announce that MAXI ZOO IRELAND have selected us for their Friendship Connects 2021 campaign! ๐Ÿ•  

Money from each bracelet, bought from now until the end of the year, will be donated to our charity. The money raised will help us respond to missing person searches across Ireland and train our up and coming search dogs.

The bracelets are available from your nearest Maxi Zoo store. 
http://maxizoo.ie/friendship-connects/

Please share this news far and wide so that we can spread the good news! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

SARDA Ireland are proud to announce that MAXI ZOO IRELAND have selected us for their Friendship Connects 2021 campaign! ๐Ÿ•

Money from each bracelet, bought from now until the end of the year, will be donated to our charity. The money raised will help us respond to missing person searches across Ireland and train our up and coming search dogs.

The bracelets are available from your nearest Maxi Zoo store.
maxizoo.ie/friendship-connects/

Please share this news far and wide so that we can spread the good news! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
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That’s wonderful

Thursday 30th September 2021, 13:37

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Ireland's first (and only) female winchman works as with Rescue 117 based in Waterford Airport. Here's what Sarah had to say about joining CHC Helicopter Ireland & Rescue 117. "A few years ago, when I heard they were doing recruitments, I went for it. The process is very thorough and they leave no stone unturned in assessing if youโ€™re able for the work. CHC are quite proactive making opportunities available to women and encouraging women to apply for this kind of work."

Thank you to Sarah and all of the women across SAR for their dedication to saving lives.

You can show Sarah your support during #helisarweek by liking, commenting or sharing this post to help us raise money for Search and Rescue charities including RNLI and @Mountain Rescue Ireland.

Sarah's Story in the Independent: bit.ly/FemaleWinchman
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Thursday 30th September 2021, 9:41

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Hard to believe that itโ€™s four years since we lost our dear friend and beloved teammate Kevin.

He is remembered by all of us at DWMRT today and everyday. His positivity and joy left a lasting impression on anyone lucky enough to have known him.

Kevin Hallahan, Wicklow 5.6, still on the hill.
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Stay save and thank you for your service.

Wednesday 29th September 2021, 12:47

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Bonzo, an ex-trainee search dog from the late 2000s, passed away this earlier this week at the age of 15. Bonzo was a super dog who loved the game of searching for our Dogs Bodies. 

Rest easy, Bonzo. ๐Ÿพ

Bonzo, an ex-trainee search dog from the late 2000's, passed away this earlier this week at the age of 15. Bonzo was a super dog who loved the game of searching for our Dogs Bodies.

Rest easy, Bonzo. ๐Ÿพ
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Sorry for your loss

Thank you for your service Bonzo. Sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ’”โค

Sleep well Bonzo xx

Thank you for your service. RIP Bonzo. Rest those paws ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

RIP Bonzo enjoy the other side of the rainbow bridge with your brothers and sisters!!!

RIP Bonzo xxx

Run high and free Bonzo. Sorry for your loss. X

So sorry to hear about Bonzo

Rip bonzo

RIP Bonzo

RIP Bonzo

Fly high Bonzo๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿพโค

Aw I'm so sorry for your loss โค๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Sleep peacefully beautiful Bonzo. ๐Ÿ’”

Sorry to hear that. ๐Ÿ˜ช

Stand down Bonzo your shift is done๐Ÿ˜ฅ

My sympathy

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Tuesday 28th September 2021, 18:14

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

A big 'Thank You' to Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) members Mick and Eadaoin with Ziggy the dog, for the demonstration and talk they gave my B.Sc. Environmental Science & Climate students while we were on University Fieldwork in the Galty Mountain area.
SARDA helps in the search and rescue of missing persons on the hills or wherever they may be.

No one receives any payment for their work with SARDA, all are volunteers who give of their time freely.

You can read more and make a donation here: sardaireland.com/

Photo: Mick (SADRA Dog Handler) Ziggy (the sausage-powered rescue dog) Mike Maunsell and Eadaoin (SARDA Dog Handler)
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Thursday 23rd September 2021, 10:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

SARDA Ireland would like to say thank you very much to The Dog Lady and all who were involved in organising an Open Day in Dungarvan which raised an amazing โ‚ฌ730 for our charity on the day along with some additional donations online, bringing the total to โ‚ฌ750!

The money raised will help us continue to respond to missing person searches across Ireland, and train the future search dogs of SARDA Ireland.

Mรญle buรญochas agus madraรญ maithe!
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Katie McCausland show Matt.

Thursday 23rd September 2021, 10:33

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 21 - 17/09/2021 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to assist in the search for a missing person in the Listowel area.

** Callout 21 - 17/09/2021 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to assist in the search for a missing person in the Listowel area.
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Sunday 12th September 2021, 19:48

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Itโ€™s been another year, and we continue to miss Caitrรญona on our hills. As we finished off our September National Training Weekend this afternoon, we had Caitrรญona and her family in our thoughts. ๐Ÿพ

Itโ€™s been another year, and we continue to miss Caitrรญona on our hills. As we finished off our September National Training Weekend this afternoon, we had Caitrรญona and her family in our thoughts. ๐ŸพWe 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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A wonderful lady โค. Sending you all hugs at this very sad time.โค.Those we lose aren't far away. They walk beside us every day. I'm sure Catriona is always there minding and guiding you. ๐Ÿ™โค

A lovely lady to talk to, and work with. Rest in piece Caitriona

So others may live- RIP Caitriona

RIP Caitriona

May she Rest in peace ๐Ÿ™ X โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

RIP. ๐Ÿ™

Thank you Caitriona RIP

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Wednesday 8th September 2021, 15:17

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Ah wow, what a most fantastic thing to do. Human kindness and community at its best. Well done everybody who made this happen. So lovely.โค

nooooo team, this is the OPPOSITE of what you normally do! ๐Ÿ˜…

Absolutely wonderfulโค

Love it โค

Love this โค๏ธ

Wow that’s just wonderful ๐Ÿฅฐ

Just Wonderful ๐ŸŒป

Gulp

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Monday 6th September 2021, 22:43

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

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna earlier today to search for a vulnerable missing child. Thankfully, as 2 of our dog teams were getting ready to respond, the missing child was located safe and well.

**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna earlier today to search for a vulnerable missing child. Thankfully, as 2 of our dog teams were getting ready to respond, the missing child was located safe and well.
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Tg

That's great news, well done to all involved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Saturday 4th September 2021, 16:12

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Thursday 26th August 2021, 18:36

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All dogs are amazing.๐Ÿ• I didn't see Lyla???.๐Ÿค”

Beautiful dogs

Beautiful photo's ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•

Beautiful dogs! Doing amazing work.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Friday 20th August 2021, 18:37

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Additional details from Callout 17, well done to Mayo Mountain Rescue Team and all other agencies for their professionalism throughout the search. 

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.Image attachment

Additional details from Callout 17, well done to Mayo Mountain Rescue Team and all other agencies for their professionalism throughout the search.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.
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Friday 20th August 2021, 10:47

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐——๐—ข๐—š ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—— **

๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜†. 

Well done to Sean and Cody on their first find since becoming operational last year. This is a tremendous achievement for them and it is well deserved after their many years of dedication to the team. It is great to get such a positive result.

Sean and Cody were accompanied by a member of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, we would like to thank them for their assistance.

_______________________________________________________________________

SARDA Ireland have been tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to assist in a missing person search in the Tipperary area. Dog Teams Sean and Cody, and Gerry and Fia are responding. Details to follow.

** ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐——๐—ข๐—š ๐—™๐—œ๐—ก๐—— **

๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜†.

Well done to Sean and Cody on their first find since becoming operational last year. This is a tremendous achievement for them and it is well deserved after their many years of dedication to the team. It is great to get such a positive result.

Sean and Cody were accompanied by a member of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, we would like to thank them for their assistance.

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SARDA Ireland have been tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna to assist in a missing person search in the Tipperary area. Dog Teams Sean and Cody, and Gerry and Fia are responding. Details to follow.
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Great job Sean and Gerry. Proud of SARDA this week.

Nicely done, Sean & Cody! Congrats!

Best of luck to the team in such a nasty day โ˜”๏ธ

Very well done, Sean and Cody!

Well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ

Well done Sean.

Well done

Da iawn ! From Wales!๐Ÿ‘

That's great news

Great work guys

Hopefully all goes well stay safe

Best of luck to All,,Stay safe and please God person will be found safe n well๐Ÿ™

Wishing them a good outcome, hope all goes well.

๐Ÿ™

Best of Luck

Stay safe and hopefully all goes well.

Good luck guys

Stay safe ๐Ÿ™

Good luck to all involved

Hopefully they are found ๐Ÿ™

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Wednesday 18th August 2021, 9:14

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**Callout 17**

UPDATE: The missing person was sadly located deceased and subsequently recovered from the mountain. SARDA Ireland would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. 

https://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/news/50300-body-found-in-the-search-for-a-missing-hill-walker-in-mayo?fbclid=IwAR1bru_ndWYOOmOuXIvAoJNpw1p-v_MzmuAY52idwal8nJUo4_LlKxu1c-0

SARDA Ireland are assisting Mayo Mountain Rescue in the ongoing search for a missing hiker on Mweelrea. The person, aged in his 30s, has been missing since Monday afternoon. 

Dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Louise and Lyla and Gerry and Fia are searching today, with more dog teams on standby to assist. 

Other agencies involved:
Galway Mountain Rescue Team
Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team
Cleggan Coast Guard
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 118
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
RNLI Clifden Lifeboats
Galway Civil Defence
Mayo Civil Defence
Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
Westport Coast Guard

**Callout 17**

UPDATE: The missing person was sadly located deceased and subsequently recovered from the mountain. SARDA Ireland would like to offer our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased.

www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/news/50300-body-found-in-the-search-for-a-missing-hill-walker-in-ma...

SARDA Ireland are assisting Mayo Mountain Rescue in the ongoing search for a missing hiker on Mweelrea. The person, aged in his 30s, has been missing since Monday afternoon.

Dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Louise and Lyla and Gerry and Fia are searching today, with more dog teams on standby to assist.

Other agencies involved:
Galway Mountain Rescue Team
Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team
Cleggan Coast Guard
An Garda Sรญochรกna
Rescue 118
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
RNLI Clifden Lifeboats
Galway Civil Defence
Mayo Civil Defence
Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team
Westport Coast Guard
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Thank you everyone for your kind words, a sad outcome unfortunately, but we are always glad of your support.

Stay safe Michael, Ziggy and all the different search and rescue teams. Hope he is found.

Take care....that mountain is lethal.

May he rest in peace thank you to all the rescuers ๐Ÿ™

Thank you all for your efforts in difficult circumstances

Let's hope for a good outcome, that's an awful place to search , stay safe

Thank god for the dog team and all the services who had this hard and sad job over the last few days.

Stay safe Michael, Ziggy and all the search and rescue teams. Hope he is found.

A sad outcome Our condolence to his family May he Rest In Peace

Ádh mór,Bless you all that do this work and especially the Dogs๐Ÿ’–โค๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ™. Stay safe

Please god he's found safe ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜ข

Please god he found soon.

๐Ÿ™

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Sunday 15th August 2021, 14:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland members will be lighting a candle and sending our best wishes to Damian, his family, and all at SARDA Wales, we hope that Damianโ€™s condition improves.

SARDA Ireland members will be lighting a candle and sending our best wishes to Damian, his family, and all at SARDA Wales, we hope that Damianโ€™s condition improves.Last week one of our Handlers; Damian, was seriously injured whilst out cycling. Whilst the circumstances of what happened are unclear, he remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to him, his wife and their family. There is little any of us can do at this time, but we are all desperate for news of his condition improving.

Tonight, (Sunday 15th) at 6pm we are collectively lighting a candle and having a small dram of single malt whisky (Damianโ€™s favourite tipple) to send our combined thoughts, prayers, best wishes for a good recovery for Damian.

If you wish to join us, please feel free to post comments or pictures below. Thank you.

Tim Sherlock
Chairman SARDA Wales
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Sending our positive thoughts and wishes

Tim. Sending our best wishes to Damian, his family and our SARDA Wales friends from across the pond. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Healing virtue from throne of grace be his I pray in Jesus name

Sending best wishes from Ireland

Healing thoughts surrounding you, Damian.

Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. You are in my Prayers.

Sending very best wishes for a full recovery.

Sending good thoughts your way.

Thank you ๐Ÿคžโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Prays for damian and his family hope he makes a full recovery soon ๐Ÿ™

So sad

๐Ÿ™

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Monday 2nd August 2021, 15:27

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Over the last few days, SARDA Ireland held a national trailing training weekend had the absolute pleasure of having Tim Sherlock from Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales) visiting to assess how our trainee trailing dogs were progressing. 

SARDA Wales are a centre of excellence when it comes to trailing and this was evident from the excellent feedback that was given to each of our trainee handlers.

We started early on the Saturday morning, where Tim observed each dog team set up and carry out a run at their current training stage. After each run, the handler was given feedback by Tim. As the day progressed, each dog team had multiple runs, where they put the advice they were given into practice, with great progress being made all around. One of our trainee trailing dog teams, Jarlath and Shadow had their first 3 person line up, which is one of the final scent discrimination stages that a dog has to pass. Shadow took to the new stage like a duck to water and aced every run. After a busy day, the team headed off for a well earned dinner. 

Sunday morning held a different start to the day. While travelling to the training area, a number of team members came across a medical emergency which required our assistance. With a wide range of medical skills, from first aid right up to paramedic, our members were able to provide a high level of care until the National Ambulance Service (NAS) arrived on scene. 

Once we arrived to the training area, the team sat down, held a debrief over a cup of tea, and had a chat about the events of the morning. After a rest, we got back to training, and continued in a similar format to the previous day. 

As Jarlath and Shadow continued to ace every 3 person line up, they progressed into blind runs, to test the dogs ability. After 3 successful consecutive runs, Jarlath and Shadow were signed off on the final scent discrimination stages, and moved on to the trailing stages. This test is a big deal for trainee trailing dog teams, and Jarlath and Shadow are the first Irish trainee dog team to progress to this stage. Not only is it a huge achievement for them, but also for the entire SARDA Ireland team! (See photo below of the very first trail for SARDA Ireland)

We would like to sincerely thank Tim and SARDA Wales, supported by National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA), for the excellent training opportunity, the weekend was filled with non-stop learning and progress. We would also like to thank the landowner who graciously provided several large fields for the training weekend, we really appreciate their support.

Over the last few days, SARDA Ireland held a national trailing training weekend had the absolute pleasure of having Tim Sherlock from Search and Rescue Dog Association SARDA Wales visiting to assess how our trainee trailing dogs were progressing.

SARDA Wales are a centre of excellence when it comes to trailing and this was evident from the excellent feedback that was given to each of our trainee handlers.

We started early on the Saturday morning, where Tim observed each dog team set up and carry out a run at their current training stage. After each run, the handler was given feedback by Tim. As the day progressed, each dog team had multiple runs, where they put the advice they were given into practice, with great progress being made all around. One of our trainee trailing dog teams, Jarlath and Shadow had their first 3 person line up, which is one of the final scent discrimination stages that a dog has to pass. Shadow took to the new stage like a duck to water and aced every run. After a busy day, the team headed off for a well earned dinner.

Sunday morning held a different start to the day. While travelling to the training area, a number of team members came across a medical emergency which required our assistance. With a wide range of medical skills, from first aid right up to paramedic, our members were able to provide a high level of care until the National Ambulance Service (NAS) arrived on scene.

Once we arrived to the training area, the team sat down, held a debrief over a cup of tea, and had a chat about the events of the morning. After a rest, we got back to training, and continued in a similar format to the previous day.

As Jarlath and Shadow continued to ace every 3 person line up, they progressed into blind runs, to test the dogs ability. After 3 successful consecutive runs, Jarlath and Shadow were signed off on the final scent discrimination stages, and moved on to the trailing stages. This test is a big deal for trainee trailing dog teams, and Jarlath and Shadow are the first Irish trainee dog team to progress to this stage. Not only is it a huge achievement for them, but also for the entire SARDA Ireland team! (See photo below of the very first trail for SARDA Ireland)

We would like to sincerely thank Tim and SARDA Wales, supported by National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA), for the excellent training opportunity, the weekend was filled with non-stop learning and progress. We would also like to thank the landowner who graciously provided several large fields for the training weekend, we really appreciate their support.
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Way to go Jarlath and Shadow!!! Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘

Congrats Ja and Shadow, well done!!!

Great team Jarlath & Shadow - excellent.

Fantastic achievement Jarlath & Shadow๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ

What a great team Jarlath and Shadow!

Great work Jarlath & Shadow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Well done Jarlath Shadow and everyone in SARDA

Well done Jarlath and Shadow! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Congrats jarlath and shadow

Hon Ja & Shadow! Maith sibh!

Well done Jarlath and Shadow.

Well done Jarlath and Shadow!! Great achievement!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done Jarlath and Shadow!

Well done Jarlath and shadow and all SARDA

Well done Jarlath and Shadow๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done Jarlath and Shadow, great team๐Ÿ‘

Well don Jarlath & Shadow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congrats Jarlath & Shadow

Well done Jarlath and Shadow. Great achievement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done Jarlath and shadow

Congratulations Jarlath & Shadow well done

๐Ÿ‘Jarlath and Shadow. ๐Ÿ’™

Well done Jarlath & Shadow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Well done Jarlath and Shadow

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Monday 26th July 2021, 18:55

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A bad idea this, apparently it makes it easier for scumbags to choose dogs if they’re going robbing!!

How do I post a photo ?

Gina ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tuesday 20th July 2021, 15:16

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
During this hot weather, we would like to thank our parent organisation National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) for these Ruffwear cooling jackets. They do a great job of keeping our dogs cool! 

Remember, itโ€™s just too hot to be walking or exercising your dog during the day! Stick to very early in the morning or late at night, when it is coolest!Image attachment

During this hot weather, we would like to thank our parent organisation National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) for these Ruffwear cooling jackets. They do a great job of keeping our dogs cool!

Remember, itโ€™s just too hot to be walking or exercising your dog during the day! Stick to very early in the morning or late at night, when it is coolest!
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Bracken has one of these Ruffwear cooling jackets. It does help keep him cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Wednesday 7th July 2021, 16:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*Callout 16*

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna last Monday to assist in the search for a missing lady in the Mayfield area of Co. Cork. Dog teams Mick and Ziggy, and Gerry and Fia responded to the search with other dog teams on standby.

Thankfully the missing person was located safe and well.

*Callout 16*

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna last Monday to assist in the search for a missing lady in the Mayfield area of Co. Cork. Dog teams Mick and Ziggy, and Gerry and Fia responded to the search with other dog teams on standby.

Thankfully the missing person was located safe and well.
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Well done! Visit to my love daughter Pauliina. Koirus s` teatcher.

Well done to all concerned ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Monday 28th June 2021, 21:09

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

SARDA were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to look for a missing person last Friday morning at 05:20 in an upland area of Clonmel. Handler Gerry with search dog Fia responded and weโ€™re on site within 20 minutes. Fia begun searching and ended up finding a member of An Garda Sรญochรกna, just as they found the missing person!

SARDA are glad to assist An Garda Sรญochรกna and our fellow Mountain Rescue Ireland teams in searches across Ireland. With qualified handlers located across the country, we are never far away when the shout comes.

** Callout 15 **

SARDA were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to look for a missing person last Friday morning at 05:20 in an upland area of Clonmel. Handler Gerry with search dog Fia responded and weโ€™re on site within 20 minutes. Fia begun searching and ended up finding a member of An Garda Sรญochรกna, just as they found the missing person!

SARDA are glad to assist An Garda Sรญochรกna and our fellow Mountain Rescue Ireland teams in searches across Ireland. With qualified handlers located across the country, we are never far away when the shout comes.
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Well done Fia and all involved

๐Ÿ‘ Good job Gerry and Fia.

Well done all ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ž

Well done to you all.. and tks for the great work ye do..

Well done Gerry & Fia โค

Well done Gerry & Fia ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅฐ

Well done Gerry & Fia ๐Ÿ‘

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Sunday 27th June 2021, 19:51

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Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:29

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Here is another one of our other newest Green Tag teams, Tom Mac Namee and Cassu! They passed their Green Tag assessment a few months ago, as you can tell from the snow in the photo! 

Lets congratulate them by liking and commenting, and spread the word by sharing the post! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•

Here is another one of our other newest Green Tag teams, Tom Mac Namee and Cassu! They passed their Green Tag assessment a few months ago, as you can tell from the snow in the photo!

Lets congratulate them by liking and commenting, and spread the word by sharing the post! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•
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Brilliant Tom! I had no idea you were doing this (should have). love this mate, well done!

Lovely photo Tom

Congratulations Tom fair play to you,you put a lot time into it so deserve this

Well done Tom. Great work.

Congratulations Tom โค๏ธ

Congratulations! That’s amazing.

What a team!๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations to you both๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Fab duo

Well done and thank you both.

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Friday 18th June 2021, 14:31

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Say hello to one of our newest Green Tag teams, Jack and Loki! They passed their Green Tag assessment a while back, and are well on their way to getting their Red Tag and becoming operational! 

Why not congratulate them by liking, commenting and sharing ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ•

Say hello to one of our newest Green Tag teams, Jack and Loki! They passed their Green Tag assessment a while back, and are well on their way to getting their Red Tag and becoming operational!

Why not congratulate them by liking, commenting and sharing ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ•
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Here is Loki today, after all that hiking, he just wants to play ball! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Well done to you both. A great service to provide๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿถ

Well done and thank you both. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Congratulations Jack and Loki, well done.

Well done

Well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

Well done!

That's amazing. Well done

Well done

Congrats Loki and Jack ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚โ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰

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Sunday 13th June 2021, 16:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Check out some photos and clips from today and yesterday, itโ€™s great to be back at National Training Weekends! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday 13th June 2021, 16:40

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Saturday 12th June 2021, 22:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

SARDA Ireland are training this weekend in Lough Mohra! See some photos taken by Audrey with trainee air-scenting dog Bailey! Arenโ€™t they amazing! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ... See MoreSee Less

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Saw them training again this morning the patience of the trainer was unbelievable and the dog came good n found the target. Brilliant people and dogs

I'm one tired pup tonight๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

Keep up the good work Bailey.... Lucky you getting to go to all the lovely places while training

Saturday 12th June 2021, 19:59

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Tuesday 8th June 2021, 23:52

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Join us on Petfix Clubโ€™s Insta Live tomorrow at 7pm to hear about our brilliant search dogs! Head over to our Instagram to find out more!

Join us on Petfix Clubโ€™s Insta Live tomorrow at 7pm to hear about our brilliant search dogs! Head over to our Instagram to find out more! ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday 8th June 2021, 10:04

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Sarda Wales trailing handlers are our mentors for the Irish trailing dog training programme. We wish them well on their search over in Wales, and hope that the missing gentleman is found safe and well.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Good luck. My prayers are with ye.

Tuesday 8th June 2021, 8:57

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 14 **

SARDA Ireland was tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna at the weekend to assist in the search for a missing person in the Galway City area. Air scenting dog team Jarlath and Syd responded and searched over a number of days. 

Sadly, the missing person was recovered yesterday. Sarda Ireland would like to offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.

Other agencies involved:
Garda Sรญochรกna Western Region
Galway Civil Defence
Mayo Civil Defence
Galway Mountain Rescue Team

** CALLOUT 14 **

SARDA Ireland was tasked by An Garda Sรญochรกna at the weekend to assist in the search for a missing person in the Galway City area. Air scenting dog team Jarlath and Syd responded and searched over a number of days.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered yesterday. Sarda Ireland would like to offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

Ar dheis Dรฉ go raibh a anam.

Other agencies involved:
Garda Sรญochรกna Western Region
Galway Civil Defence
Mayo Civil Defence
Galway Mountain Rescue Team
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Condolences to the family of the deceased and many thanks to all involved in the search.

Oh my God RIP ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

rest in peace

๐Ÿ˜”

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Monday 24th May 2021, 15:50