To all our Moonlight Challengers. What can we say? Once again, you have come out and shown that you are the best participants a team could wish for! We continue to be blown away by your support, and want to pass on again a massive thanks from each and every one of us. We hope you enjoyed this year’s Challenge and many congrats on completing it. We had a blast meeting you all, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Photos from the event will be uploaded to the Moonlight Challenge website over the coming days, so keep an eye out!
Team Leader, Derry Cullen, presented David Froud, of the Charlie Froud Foundation, with a small gift in recognition of the incredible work that the Foundation does in raising much needed funds for worthy causes and for their ongoing support of the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team.
David, his Family and some Friends have traveled from England this weekend to take part in the Teams biggest Annual Fundraiser, the Moonlight Challenge.
A huge Glen Team Welcome to you all and we hope you really enjoy your visit
An Garda Siochana requested the use of Glen Base for two separate events today. The first being the Commissioner’s regional meeting which took place in our Operations Room.
Once this meeting came to an end the press launch for Operation Hurdle 2015 took place. Present were Assistant Commissioner Fintan Fanning, Chief Superintendent Pat Mangan and Superintendent Paul Hogan. Guests included local TDs Andrew Doyle and Simon Harris and representatives from Wicklow Christmas Tree Growers, N.P.W.S, Coillte, Wicklow Uplands Council, W.S.P.C.A, local businesses and members of The Glen Team.
The Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Air Support Unit and Garda Armed Response Unit were also present and gave talks on the capabilities of each of these units.
The day was a resounding success with all parties extremely impressed with the facilities at Glen Base and the team were delighted to accommodate An Garda Siochana’s request for the use of our base for these events.
We would also like to thank Lynhams of Laragh who did an excellent job of providing all catering needs on the day
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.