On Wednesday the 21st of October Dan Hourihan, I.C.A.R ( International Commission for Alpine Rescue ) board member and past president of the M.R.A (Mountain Rescue Association) based in America, called in to our base with his wife Pam, on their visit to Wicklow. Dan had been attending the I.C.A.R Congress in Killarney last week and was taking in a tour of Ireland before returning home. He was impressed with what he saw and what the Glen team have achieved.
Here are some of the first pictures of 7 new VW Rocktons which Mountain Rescue Ireland will soon receive. One of these Rocktons will be finding a home with the Glen Team.
This was all made possible by grant funding received through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Members of the Glen Team provided first aid cover at this years Glendalough Arts Festival and enjoyed the good music, drumming and all the arts festival had to offer.
The Glen Team were happy to host a work camp for a Belgian scout troop. 21 volunteers of ages 16-18 yr old took up residence at Glen Base from Thursday to Monday morning.
They used their muscle while volunteering with the Wicklow Mountains National Park for one day and then followed up by working around Glen Base over the weekend.
The scouts enjoyed some rambles around the area and even took in a Gaelic match in Laragh on Saturday night…one of the highlights of their visit…there were also some fine Belgian chocs handed over….but they can’t be found
The Glen Team’s annual May Bank Holiday bucket shake takes place in Glendalough this weekend. However, this time all funds raised will go directly to help support the humanitarian effort taking place in Nepal to support it’s people who have suffered from the devastating effects of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck there on Saturday.
To date the number of people believed dead stands at over 3,800. Many more are injured & homeless with emergency services under huge pressure to deal with the fall out.
So, if you are around or just passing by this weekend, Please stop and support us with your kind donations. Help us to make some difference to the Nepalese people.Thank you
The Glen Team would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Greystones Harbour Sea Scouts Cub Section 18th Wicklow, who after paying a visit to our base last November decided to raise funds for both our team and the local RNLI
These enthusiastic young scouts had plenty of questions for one of our team members when he arrived for the presentation of the cheque for €120 which they had raised for us.
We look forward to another visit from these excellent young people later this year.
The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team were delighted to be nominated as the charity of the month by Kilcoole Thriftshop where we received a donation of €1000. The shop is run by volunteers to raise money for different charities and to date have donated €51,589.81. This shop is well worth paying a visit for great bargains and friendly staff. Thank you to all involved
Every year the Bray Strollers show their generousity and support toward the Glen Team by way of an annual collection from their club. This year they presented our Team Leader Derry Cullen with a cheque for €750 in our base. We wish to thank the Bray Strollers for their continued support for our team and hope they enjoy many adventures in the hills in 2015