Big Thank You to all Volunteers and Supporters of Moonlight Challenge

To all our Moonlight Challenge 2015 Volunteers and Supporters. We hope we have said it to you already, but a heartfelt thanks to you all for your support and generosity in making this year’s Challenge such a success. We could not have done it alone, and we remain indebted to each of you for everything you have done for us. See you soon guys!
MLC 2015 Sponors Volunteers

Massive Thanks to our Moonlight Challenge Supporters

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. Pthank-you-clothesline-752x483hotos from the event will be uploaded to the Moonlight Challenge website over the coming days, so keep an eye out!

Glen TL Presentation to David Froud

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

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Leinster Swimming presents cheque to Leinster Swimming

The Glen Team wish to thank Leinster Swimming for the cheque that was presented to us during their Gala, which took place at the weekend. Members of our team were honoured to be asked to present some of the medals given out during this event.

Thank you once again for your support.

Leinster Swimming

 

Operation Hurdle 2015 Launched at Glen Base

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 daygarda jeep and landy

I.C.A.R Board Member visits Glen Base

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.

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VW Rocktons Unveiled

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

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