Thank you & Moonlight Challenge 2018 date

A big thank you to all participants and of course volunteers who made the Moonlight Challenge 2017 such a huge success yesterday. We appreciate your ongoing support more than you know and hope to see you all again next year.

Timings and photos will be up on the Moonlight Challenge website in the next few days, but for now pencil Saturday 24th November 2018 in your diaries.

Angela Sweeney Award winning team Umbles!

Rescue 116

We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Rescue 116 and its crew. On a day that celebrates what it is to be Irish, our thoughts are with the families, friends, and colleagues of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, winchman Ciarán Smith, and winch operator Paul Ormsby. We should take a moment to think of the countless lives that these four remarkable people have touched.

Our rescue work regularly brings us into contact with Irish Coast Guard search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, and in particular Rescue 116. The dedication, skill, and bravery shown by the crews of our SAR helicopters is evident every time we work or train with them. As we remember the crew aboard Rescue 116 last Tuesday morning, we also thank all those who fly, sometimes into the unknown, to help those in need.

The Glen Team in Coolmooney Camp

The Glen Team visited Coolmooney Camp recently, on a training exercise. While there we attended a talk on the impact zone in the Glen of Imaal, which was given by Army personnel. After the talk the team practiced with flares, which are be used in certain rescue situations. Many thanks to the Irish Defence Force’s for welcoming us to Coolmooney Camp for one of our training night’s.


Road Impassable Signs Down

The Road Impassable signs have come down on all entry routes to both of the R115 and R159 roads that cross the Sally Gap. However do be mindful of current weather conditions when planning any journey across these routes. Thank you

Road Impassable Signs up on Sally Gap

Warning: An Garda Síochána have advised us that the R115 and the R159 that cross the Sally Gap are impassable. The Road Impassable signs have been placed on all entry routes. For your own safety and the safety of others please do not ignore them. The roads have accumulations of compacted snow making driving conditions extremely difficult. Use an alternative route until the signs come down. Thank you


Glen Team Support Basecamp Backpack Challenge

Basecamp outdoor store on Middle Abbey St. has launched an appeal for backpacks filled with supplies to help the homeless and the Glen Team are among other groups and individuals who have responded to their appeal.

This initiative has helped provide the homeless in our community with warm clothing and supplies. The Glen Team were delighted to be able to support this most worthy cause and well done to the staff of Basecamp for taking this project on.

Please consider offering your support to the ‪#‎backpackchallenge‬ by helping to fill more packs and dropping them off to Basecamp on Middle Abbey St. or directly to Bru Aimsir on Thomas St.

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