2007 was as busy as 2006 with 37 incidents, the same number of incidents as in 2006. The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team responded in the Wicklow Mountains and assisted the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team during the annual Croagh Patrick, County Mayo religious pilgrimage where teams from all over Ireland assist the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team. See our Statistics Section for full details.
Many of these incidents could have been avoided by walkers making adequate preparations prior to their walk. Lower leg injuries as a result of poor footwear, and people not being equipped to navigate in poor weather conditions are the main reasons for call-outs. So, for you own safety - plan your route, bring a torch, map and compass - and know how to use them! Wear strong boots - even on mountain tracks it is easy to go over on an ankle! Should the worst happen, don't be afraid to call 999/112 for help (ask for Mountain Rescue).
It's worth remembering that Mountain Rescue in Ireland is an entirely voluntary 112/999 service.
All team members give their time on a voluntary basis, and we rely on the generosity of the public for our operations. To make a donation from any bank just use back account number 59244771, sort code 90-65-07. Our registered charity number is CHY.3950.