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Mountain Rescue in the Dublin & Wicklow Mountains spans back as far as the year 1966 with the An Oige Mountain Rescue Team. The team ethos back then was “mountaineers helping other mountaineers who get into difficulty”.
The Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was formed in May 1984 with the original membership made up of these highly trained rescuers from An Oige. A lot has changed since 1966 but now with the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team celebrating our 30th Birthday the one enduring thing that will never change is that ethos of ‘mountaineers helping other mountaineers’
All our members take great pride in our history and share that simple desire to help save lives in wild and remote places. That is what will ensure all our volunteers remain on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year of the year and will turn out whatever the time or the weather to lend a hand to those who need it.
It costs on average €50,000 to run our team on a yearly basis and only €14,000 of this comes from a government grant. For the balance the team needs to rely on the public and its members to fundraise. Last year there was a record number of 106 Callouts so with the callout average increasing all the time so do the running costs, not to mention the personal expense incurred by each and every member.
As part of our 30th Birthday Celebrations DWMRT will be staging the fourth installment of Walk The Line. This is our Summer Solstice Challenge Walk that will run on the night of June 21st. This is the single biggest fundraising event that the team runs and if you sign up before the teams official birthday on May 23rd you are in the chance to win a weekend away in Wicklow with The Olde Forge Glamping
Why not sign up for Walk The Line now and help us not just to raise much needed funds for further development of our Rescue Post in Roundwood but to celebrate our 30th Birthday with us!