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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Mountain Rescue

This year
Six people rescued from Kerry mountain overnight in nine hour operation
Kerry Mountain Rescue dispatched a team at 4.15pm and the operation concluded at 1.30am this morning.
Last year
Walker (60s) dies after fall in Devil’s Chimney area of Leitrim's Glencar Valley
Authorities were notified of the incident at roughly 19.00pm yesterday evening.
Emergency services including Coast Guard helicopter searching for missing climber in Kerry
The missing man, who is in his 60s, was last seen yesterday at 5pm.
All time
Search for missing hiker in Mayo called off following discovery of body
The search for the man had commenced on Monday.
Man (56) dies while climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry
Local coast guard and mountain rescue teams attended the scene this afternoon.
Body found in search for missing woman on the Comeragh Mountains
The woman, who is an experienced trail runner, went out for a run yesterday afternoon and never returned home.
'People go to the hills to clear their heads': Mountain rescue volunteers ready for calls over Christmas
It can be a lovely time to get out into nature, rescue volunteers just ask that people are sensible when they do.
Sally Gap in Wicklow closed due to 'treacherous conditions'
Mountain Rescue personnel evacuated 13 people from a stranded bus yesterday.
Rescuers warn against 'snow tourism' as mountain routes remain closed in Wicklow
Mountain rescue teams are reminding people to heed warnings and come prepared.
Hikers warned of 'heat exhaustion' as warm spell leads to spike in mountain rescue callouts
The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team has reported over 60 callouts so far this year.
Equipment worth thousands stolen from mountain rescue team's base
It’s the second incident of its kind in a matter of weeks.
Drivers insisted on following sat-nav straight into Wicklow snowdrifts, rescuers say
Motorists are being reminded they always need to take heed of road conditions.
'Snow tourists' told to stay away from Wicklow Mountains this weekend over avalanche fears
The message is to stay away.
Three people rescued off Carrauntoohil in wintry conditions
It’s the fourth callout for the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team since Christmas.
Irish mountain rescue volunteer dies while training in Wales
Kevin Hallahan was a father who joined the Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team in 2011.
Coast Guard assist in rescuing man (30s) from mountain
The man sustained a broken leg while climbing the mountain.
Dramatic photos as injured hillwalker rescued from Galway mountainside
The hillwalker alerted emergency services after injuring his ankle.
People are going to climb for two hours up Ben Bulben to watch a Yeats play
And it’s all in the name of a very good cause
Total darkness didn't stop Galway rescuers reaching two men trapped on a mountain
The two men were tapped on the Twelve Bens Mountain Range last night.
Women rescued from cold and foggy Kerry mountain have their phone to thank
The walkers became disorientated during their descent.
Climbers stuck on ledge sparks dramatic rescue on Carrauntoohil
A mountain rescue team had to be airlifted to the summit to reach the climbers.
Woman rescued after getting lost on Bray Head
The woman suffered no injuries in the incident.
Planning to climb this mountain over the break? ... For your own sake, plan your way down
Mountain rescuers and Defence Forces personnel sacrificed their Christmas lunches to respond to a climber in need on Leinster’s highest peak.
Rescuers reach woman stranded overnight on Kerry mountain
The alarm was first raised yesterday afternoon.
Belgian man rescued after falling on steep ground at waterfall
The rescue teams had to take measures to ensure he wouldn’t slip any further during the rescue.
'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams
Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.
Two men rescued after falling in water at Glendalough
The two men were treated for mild hypothermia.
Mountain rescue teams attend 100th callout this year
Some 192 people have been assisted by the teams in 2013 and there have been six fatalities.
Body found in search for missing hillwalker in Mayo
There was an extensive search for the hillwalker over a four day period.
Two people seriously injured during Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
One woman sustained a head injury and a man in his 50s had a suspected cardiac arrest.
PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised
At least two cars were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.
Over 100 people rescued from Wicklow mountains in 5 days
Rescue services call for warning signs to alert motorists to ice and snow-laden roads over Sally Gap.
Five rescued from Wicklow mountains in two separate incidents
The two groups, one of which had been split up, were rescued on a busy day for Dublin and Wicklow mountain rescue.
Woman airlifted from Glendalough
The 68-year-old was out walking when she found herself in trouble.
Two people rescued from highest mountain in Wicklow
The mountain rescue team came to the aid of a man and a young girl in separate rescue operations today.
A serious business: the work of Ireland's mountain rescue volunteers reporter Sinéad O’Carroll joined Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team for an evening. Here’s what happened.
VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick
The Air Corp filmed the rescue at the weekend from the moment the helicopter took off for the mountain. Here’s what happened.
Three operations in three days for Wicklow Mountain Rescue
Last night, a 32-year-old cyclist was rescued after a bad crash.
11 rescued from Wicklow mountains in dramatic overnight rescue
Mountain rescue teams were also summoned into action to rescue a family of five during a busy day of rescues yesterday.