Welcome to SARDA Ireland

Dedicated to the training and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs, SARDA Ireland’s objective is to assist in the search and rescue of missing persons on the hills or wherever they may be.

SARDA Ireland is a voluntary 999 / 112 emergency search and rescue organisation concerned with the training, assessment and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs to search for missing persons. Our dog teams, which consist of the handler and their dog, search anywhere in Ireland and are effective in the mountains, woodlands, rural and urban areas, waterways and seashore, as well as in locating accident or disaster victims.

Search And Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) was set up in 1987 as a Registered Charity (No. 11172) and is a member of Mountain Rescue Ireland www.mountainrescue.ie and NSARDA (National Search And Rescue Dog Association) in the UK www.nsarda.org.uk which comprises SARDA organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. For details of our policies and procedures, please click here.

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Tuesday 3rd October 2023, 22:46
Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

🚨CALL OUT🚨

SARDA IRELAND were tasked by Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue this evening for a missing person in Blackrock Woods. Sean Tolan and Ben were on scene with the Glen team and assisted in the search. Martina O Kearney Flynn was standing by to assist. Thankfully at approx 7:45 the missing person located safe and sound and was checked over by mountain rescue personnel. Well done to everyone involved. Great effort 👏👏
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🚨CALL OUT🚨

SARDA IRELAND were tasked by Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue this evening for a missing person in Blackrock Woods. Sean Tolan and Ben were on scene with the Glen team and assisted in the search.  Martina O Kearney Flynn was standing by to assist. Thankfully at approx 7:45 the missing person located safe and sound and was checked over by mountain rescue personnel. Well done to everyone involved. Great effort 👏👏Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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Tuesday 3rd October 2023, 19:44
Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
🌟Meet the team🌟

Name:  Jean Ryan

SARDA dogs name:  Trakr

Type of search dog:  Air Scenting 

How many dogs have you qualified and when? :  Trakr qualified April 2022

Other dogs names :  Sky - Husky/ shepherd cross

Where from :  Cork 

Role in SARDA Ireland:  Operational Dog Handler
Call out officer 

When did you join:   12/2/2016

Fun fact:
Trakr was donated to me to train for Sarda by Brendan Lawlor and his daughter Kate.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

🌟Meet the team🌟

Name: Jean Ryan

SARDA dogs' name: Trakr

Type of search dog: Air Scenting

How many dog's have you qualified and when? : Trakr qualified April 2022

Other dogs' names : Sky - Husky/ shepherd cross

Where from : Cork

Role in SARDA Ireland: Operational Dog Handler
Call out officer

When did you join: 12/2/2016

Fun fact:
Trakr was donated to me to train for Sarda by Brendan Lawlor and his daughter Kate.
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Hello Trakr 👋 and Jean

Well done 👏

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