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Latest News

Tuesday April 18th, 2017

2017 Church Gate Collection Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who supported our recent Annual Church Gate Collection on April 8th and 9th, Palm Sunday people were very generous indeed.

Wednesday April 5th, 2017

Callout to assist with Search for Rescue 116

A request for Mountain Rescue assistance this coming weekend in the ongoing search following the loss of Rescue 116 and its crew. The request originates from, Officer-in-Charge, IRCG Ballyglass and was passed to MRI by Mayo MRT.

Friday March 17th, 2017

St Patrick's Day Parade 2017 tribute to Rescue 116

It was with a heavy heart that the Team decided to withdraw from the Tramore St Patrick's Day parade along with the Sea Rescue and RNLI Lifeboats this year as a mark of respect for the crew members involved in the Helicopter Rescue 116 tragedy this past week. The families, friends and Colleagues all involved with R116 are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Friday March 10th, 2017

Night Navigation Training in the Comeraghs

We have continued with our night navigation training in the comeraghs with the long evenings this has been an excellent training opportunity, and also search training in the Galtees.

Monday February 20th, 2017

Collection boxes Collected, Thank you.

A big thank you to all the Shops, Hotels and Pubs that allow us put our collection boxes on their counters, we collected these at the weekend. This is a very valuable method of fundraising for us and will allow us to replace lifesaving equipment in 2017.

Sunday February 5th, 2017

Community and Council award winner Emergency Response person of the year 2017

Congratulations to our Team Leader in winning the Community and Council LAMA award for Emergency Response person of the year 2017.

Sunday February 5th, 2017

Mountain Rescue Ireland AGM in Clonmel

The team attended the Mountain Rescue Ireland AGM in Clonmel and joined all the Mountain Rescue teams across Ireland. It was a very productive and useful meeting hosted by SEMRA

Tuesday January 24th, 2017

Helicopter demo

In Dunhill Eco park we joined a demo of Irish Community Air Ambulance with a new helicopter demo for rapid response.

Thursday January 19th, 2017

Night Navigation Training in the Comeraghs

The team had a very successful exercise in the Mountains with a night navigation exercise.

Saturday January 14th, 2017

Jan 14th Winter training in the Comeraghs

With snow in the comeraghs the team took advantage to do some winter training

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Wishing all our Volunteers and Supporters a wonderful year ahead in 2017.

Sunday December 11th, 2016

Church of Ireland Tramore, Christmas Carol Service and fundraiser

The Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team would like to thank Rev Jim Wallace and his team for inviting us to a fundraising Christmas Carol service, our team leader read a reading also as part of the service. It was a very festive and enjoyable event and the parishioners were extremely generous. Thank you from the Tramore team.

Thursday November 24th, 2016

New Team Member Recruitment

The Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team is currently recruiting new members. Please contact tramore.cliffrescue@gmail.com for more details, full training is provided as part of our ongoing operations.

Friday October 14th, 2016

Massed Band Concert for Emergency Services

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue attended the Massed Band Concert in the Folly Church in Waterford City and joined other Emergency services in the City and County, our flag was placed on the altar as part of the ceremony.

Friday September 30th, 2016

Towed out stranded boat and car from Pier

Towed out stranded boat and car from Pier after a request for assistance as the tide quickly surrounded it. Preventing a potential serious accident. We were very happy to help.

Wednesday September 28th, 2016

Donation from the Hannigan Family following golf fundraiser

A very generous donation was presented to the team by the Hannigan family. The team very much appreciates this and helps greatly in running the team and renewing our equipment. Thank you.

Tuesday September 13th, 2016

Tesco Community Event

Tramore Team attended and supported this event along with other community services. Tesco has been a great supporter of the team during 2016. Thank you Tesco.

Saturday July 2nd, 2016

Missing persons in the Comeraghs

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue were put on standby for a search and rescue of a 15 year old in the Comeragh mountains. They had been reported missing. The person was found safe and well.

Friday July 1st, 2016

Sea Horse Rescue Services Commemoration

The team was part of a multi rescue service commemoration of the Sea Horse Tragedy

Thursday June 30th, 2016

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue attend Prom Festival Demo

The Team did a demo of rescue equipment both Cliff and Mountain alongside our colleagues from the Coastguard and Lifeboats. Great interest by all passing.

Saturday June 11th, 2016

Peer Group Assessment

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue were externally assessed during a rescue demonstration and passed successfully. A great demo was provided and thank you to all involved.

Thursday March 17th, 2016

Happy Saint Patricks Day from Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue

As has been the case for many a year Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue joined the tail end of the parade with the other rescue services in Tramore, Lifeboats, Coastguard, Fire service, Order of Malta, a great day was had by all.

Saturday January 30th, 2016

Sea Horse Rescue Services Commemoration

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue joined the Coastguard, Naval Service and Lifeboat services at the unveiling of the Cairn memorial for the Sea Horse tragedy which occured on this day 200 years ago 1816

Saturday April 4th, 2015

Standby for the Comeraghs

The Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue were put on Standby for a call out to the Comeragh Mountains, the person was found safe and well.

Sunday February 15th, 2015

Rescued 5 missing persons in the Comeragh Mountains

The Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue were involved with SEMRA on a call out for 5 missing persons, 3 female 2 male, at 10pm at night. The rescue took 8 hours. All persons were found safe and well. Well done to all involved.

Thursday January 15th, 2015

Stretcher Call out evacuation from Comeraghs

We were called out with SEMRA to rescue a female who was unable to walk out of the mountains due to injury, after some wilderness first aid, we proceeded to carry her out of the mountains on a stretcher as due to the adverse conditions the helicopter was unable to assist. The woman was then brought to hospital and made a full recovery. Well done to all involved.

Sunday November 2nd, 2014

Call for Search assistance from Mayo MRT

Members of our team headed to Mweelrea mountain in Co Mayo to assist in the search for a missing hiker.

Unfortunately the outcome wasn't the one we hoped for but well done to all involved.

Sunday July 27th, 2014

Croaghpatrick Pilgrimage Sunday the 27th July

4 members of T.C.M.R.A. attended this years Croaghpatrick Pilgrimage.

See some photos on our Facebook page



Wednesday January 8th, 2014

AGM 2014

This years AGM will take place on Thursday 23rd January at 7pm. Venue will be confirmed shortly. All members are invited to attend.

Wednesday January 8th, 2014

AGM 2014

This years AGM will take place on Thursday 23rd January at 7pm. Venue will be confirmed shortly. All members are invited to attend.

Tuesday January 7th, 2014

AGM Announcement

The annual AGM has been scheduled for the 24th of January 2014. (a little later than usual)

The venue has yet to be confirmed

Saturday July 20th, 2013

Team Call Out - Saturday 20th July

The team was tasked by the Tramore Gardai at 10:24 to a heart attack victim in the Mahon falls valley.

Team was en route when Rescue 117 arrived to evacuate the casualty.

Well done all involved.

Sunday July 7th, 2013

Sunday July 7th 2013 – Team assists SEMRA in search for missing walker

The team was tasked to assist SEMRA in a search for a lost walker in the Coumshingaun area of the Comeragh Mountains.
The male walker reported missing by his fellow walkers when they failed to locate him themselves.

Upon arrival several search parties were dispached and joined by rescue 117 helicopter.

The walker was later found safe an well. He had strayed from his group while taking photos and was unable to re establish his route.

Well done all involved.

Friday May 17th, 2013

Team On Stand-by for Beir Bua Waterford Adventure Race

The T.C.M.R.A. is on standby for the 2013 Beir Bua Waterford Adventure Race.

We are responsible for the trail run section, up the side of sugarloaf in the Knockmealdown Mountains. We will be in position for the start of the race at 10:00 and have all equipment ready in case of any incident.

The race itself has it all Cycling, Kayaking and Trail and Road Running and is organised by Cappoquin Community Development.

See the website for more information

The best of luck to all athletes!

Wednesday May 15th, 2013

Safety Day for Rathgormack Students

As part of the a Schools Safety Day for Rathgormack and the surrounding areas, Raymond Cowman, one of our longest standing members, gave a presentation on Mountain Rescue Ireland and what it’s all about. The children learned some valuable safety tips and very importantly for young explorers, what to do if you get lost in the hills.

The presentation was part of a larger safety event also featuring the Waterford County Civil Defence. There were over 100 children in attendance all very interested and attentive. Some future new recruits perhaps.
Remember to consult our own safety advice section for more information

Tuesday May 7th, 2013

Mountain Callout - Search for missing person.

The team was called to assist South East Mountain Rescue in a search for a missing male in the Knockmealdown mountains.

Tuesday March 12th, 2013

Team Tasked To Assist With Meals on Wheels

On Tuesday the 12th of March the Tramore Cliff Rescue was tasked to assist the Tramore Meals On Wheels with their deliveries during icy spell.

We were more than happy to provide our two Landrovers and make sure nobody was left out due to the bad weather.

Wednesday March 6th, 2013


To celebrate our 35th year we are asking all past members to join us in celebrating St Patrick's day 2013.

All we need you to do is join in with us for this years parade in Tramore. Ropes, Harnesses, Helemets will be standard issue of course.

Feel free to get in contact;
Email: tramore.cliffrescue@gmail.com
Call: 0861079578

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday February 14th, 2013

Team News Feb 2013

We are well into the New Year and the T.C.M.R.A. has already completed 4 full training sessions and has been tasked to two team callouts.

So far our training sessions consisted of some night navigation and our usual cliff rescue techniques. We have welcomed 2 new people to our team and look forward to putting them through their paces throughout the year.

For February we hope to complete a technical problem solving training session and another navigation exercise.

On the equipment front we still need funding for the following;

- 10 x Red Rescue load (45kn) Karabiners HMS (steel) € 10.00 each
- 10 x Steel Rescue load (45kn) Karabiners oval € 9.00 each

- 1 x Quadpod € 1300.00

- 4 x Petzl I'D

If you would like to help us out with any of our requirements or just find out more, please drop us an email and we would be delighted to respond - tramore.cliffrescue@gmail.com
All help is greatly appreciated.

Dave K.

Saturday January 26th, 2013

Team Call-Out Galtees

The Team was tasked earlier today to support S.E.M.R.A in a evacuation of a casualty with suspected leg fracture in the Galtee Mountains, 2 jeeps and 5 team members were there within 2 hours, The casualty she was brought down by members of S.E.M.R.A and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Thanks to everybody who attended.

Wednesday January 16th, 2013

Team News 16/1/2013

A new committee has been elected for 2013 and all from the TCMRA are ready for another year.

In 2012 we responded to a number of incidents and we conducted 34 training sessions with an average of over four hours per session, for a voluntary body that is a great record! We intend to maintain this level and work just as hard this year.

This year the team celebrates its 35th year in operation and intends to mark occasion with some events throughout the year, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details as they arise.

Thursday January 10th, 2013

Team Call-Out - Tramore Bay Area

The team was tasked for assistance in the Tramore Bay earlier by Tramore Gardai. Thanks to all who responded.

Sunday December 23rd, 2012

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue 2013 Wish list

For our 35th year 2013 the team is fundraising for some specific items:

Abseil Rope
- 150m 11mm Beal Abseil rope € 600.00

Anchor slings
- 6 x Short Dyneema 30cm € 5.00 each
- 6 x Med Dyneema 80cm - 1m € 9.00 each
- 10 x Long Dyneema 120cm - € 13.00 each

- 10 x Red Rescue load (45kn) Karabiners HMS (steel) € 10.00 each
- 10 x Steel Rescue load (45kn) Karabiners oval € 9.00 each

- 1 x Quadpod € 1300.00

- 10 x Petzl I'D

If you would like to help us out with any of our requirements or just find out more, please drop us an email and we would be delighted to respond - tramore.cliffrescue@gmail.com
All help is greatly appreciated so don't be shy!

Thanks a million

Celebrating 35 years 1978 - 2013

Friday December 14th, 2012

Mini Crampon Donation From Caulfield Industrial

A big thanks to Caulfield Industrial who donated 10 mini crampon ice walkers to the team this week.

The T.C.M.R.A and other voluntary organisations survive on this kind of generosity and support from businesses and individuals alike especially in the current economic climate!

Thanks again from all the team.

Please visit our sponsor for more details


Tuesday December 11th, 2012


Our AGM was being held in the boat house at 19:00 on the 12/12/2012.

Tuesday December 4th, 2012

First Aid Kit donated by Fieldmaster Waterford

A big thanks to Fieldmaster in Waterford for their kind donation of a full first aid kit. It is this kind of donation that really helps out valuable community resources. Thanks a million from all the team!

Saturday November 3rd, 2012

Rescue Emergency Care Training

In addition to courses run early in Sept, the team will part take in a
Rescue Emergency Care program in November. It is important that team members continue to keep their emergency care skills active.

Sunday October 14th, 2012

Team Members train with Kerry Mountain Rescue

Team Members train with Kerry Mountain Rescue

Saturday October 6th, 2012

Rigging for Rescue

Team Members take part in Rigging for Rescue in Doolin, Co. Clare
- Oct 6&7, 2012

Sunday September 30th, 2012

Team Demonstration - Tramore Surf and Sea Festival

As part of the Tramore Surf and Sea Festival the team were asked to provide a rope demonstration on the Prom in Tramore.

Friday September 28th, 2012

Team Callout

Team responded to local incident.

Tuesday July 31st, 2012

Croagh Patrick

Team sent a party to Mayo for the annual pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick.
Colleagues from Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue joined the Tramore team this year. Well Done to all concerned.

Saturday June 30th, 2012

Waterford Viking Marathon

Team was requested to provide support for the Waterford Viking Marathon.

Wednesday May 30th, 2012

Waterford Adventure Race

The team was requested to provide support for the Waterford Adventure Race in the Knockmealdowns. The team was on hand to provide casualty care if needed.

Tuesday May 15th, 2012

Team Trains with SEMRA

The Tramore team trained with the South-East Mountain Rescue team in the Knockmealdowns in May. This was a great exercise involving communication, navigation, casualty location, casualty care and evacuation. It is extremely valuable for the MRT teams to train together as it will increase their ability to work together fluidly in real rescue situations.

Thursday May 3rd, 2012

Golden Rope Award Winner 2012 - Steve Caffrey

This is a perpetual award that is presented to the team member that
has made a significant contribution to the team during the year. Steve has played a key role in team fundraising and equipment maintenance in
2011 and 2012.

Friday April 27th, 2012

Thank you for your support in supermarket collection

Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue would like to thank the people of Tramore for their support in the recent fundraising weekend. We managed to raise EUR2630 towards the new equipment.

We currently need a new stretcher as well as the rest of our running costs, so all the help we can get this year would be greatly appreciated!

Friday April 20th, 2012

Flag Day Collection

The Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue flag day collection is on the weekend of April 20th - 22nd.

We are fundraising for a new stretcher suitable for both cliff and mountain rescue so please give generously.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Tramore who support us so well every year.

Thursday March 8th, 2012

Quiz Night

The Team hosted a fundraising Table Quiz in O'Neill's bar on the 8th of March 2012.
Hosted by Matt Keane of WLR there was a range of local knowledge questions.

Thanks to everyone for their support this fundraising. A good night was had by all, with some great prizes donated by local our sponsors, including

Oceanics Surf School - http://www.oceanics.ie/
T-Bay surf & Eco Centre - http://tbaysurf.com/
Tramore Golf Club - http://www.tramoregolfclub.com/
Lake Tour Stables - http://www.laketourstables.ie/
Seapaddling.Com - http://www.seapaddling.com/
Tramore Bike Tours - http://www.tramorebiketours.com/
Tramore Surf Shop & School - http://tramoresurfshop.com/
Centra Tramore
Daybreak Tramore
Florrie's Off Licence
Altitude Outdoors - http://www.altitude.ie
Mitchels Golf Shop
Tesco Tramore
Carry out Off Licence Tramore

Sunday January 29th, 2012

A good start to 2012 for the team

After the AGM, a new Tramore cliff and mountain rescue committee has been elected and is ready to manage the team for 2012.

January has started well for the Team with the adoption of a new full year plan. Events such as our collection days, quiz days, special training days, Reek Sunday and our regular training sessions have been confirmed.

A new training program and schedule has been put in place which will ensure all members are up to date with all aspects of training. Each member will be assessed continuously throughout the year. So far this year there have been 3 training sessions with good attendance at all.

An early membership campaign was started with adverts in 3 local publications. The campaign has so far yielded 5 new enthusiastic starters, welcome all and good luck!

Next Training: 4th Feb 2012, Comeragh Mountains

Monday January 9th, 2012

First Aid donations - Thanks!

The Team wishes to thank Brennan's, Boot's and Muligan's Pharmacies in Tramore for the kind donations of first aid equipment.

The donations were made as part of our Christmas appeal and will be used to restock our first aid kits for 2012. All support is greatly appreciated. We wish our sponsors a very happy and prosperous new year.

Many thanks from all the team.

Monday January 2nd, 2012

New team member recruitment

The Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team is currently recruiting new members. Please see details on our contact page.

Monday October 3rd, 2011

Training in Snowdonia Wales

Six members of our team went on a training/teambuilding weekend to Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation (OGMRO) in Snowdonia Wales (Fri 30th Sept to Mon 3rd Oct, 2011).

We arrived late on the Fri evening to be welcomed by members of OGMRO. After a good night's sleep we woke to a spectacular sunrise and fabulous scenery. Breakfast eaten and off at 8am to climb mount Snowdon. We reached the summit via the Pyg track at lunch time to be greeted by a cloudless sky, needless to say the views where stunning. We descended using Llanberis walk which lead us into the village and a well deserved pint.

Day2 started with Swift water training with members of the OVMRO team. This was hard work but very enjoyable. We got back to base to homemade curry and just as we finished the team were tasked to assist with a OVMRO callout. A party of four plus a dog were lost due to darkness descending. The duty Team Leader asked them to return to the summit of Carnedd Llewelyn to assist with their location, they had one torch and darkness had fallen. Lead by two members of OVMRO we duly found the lost party and walked them off the mountain.

The trip was a great success from a training and networking perspective. We express our special thanks to OVMRO team for their hospitality and use of the team base for the weekend. We look forward to continued collaboration with the OVMRO team.

Thursday March 24th, 2011

Newtown Bird Boxes deployed by Tramore Tidy Towns, Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue, and Tramore CBS students

Newtown Woods is a haven for many of Tramore's bird life, offering a woodland habitat for many bird species that include Robins, Song Thrushs, Black Birds, Flycatchers, Blue and Great Tits and many Finches. The woods also provide a good breathing ground for birds as the trees offer protection of predators and are ideal for insects to live providing a good source of food for raising young chicks. The addiction of nesting boxes will benefit the birds against predators and the unpredictable weather in Tramore Bay.

Hard winters affect us all, especially your woodland birds. So this year the Tramore Tidy Town teamed with the second year wood work class as part of their end of year project which was to build bird boxes. The idea was to build the boxes in the school and then - with the help of Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue - put them up in Newtown Woods.

On Saturday the 23rd of April at Newtown Wood, Tramore Tidy Towns, the Tramore Cliff and Mountain Rescue team and the second year wood work students from Tramore CBS met at 3pm to put up the boxes. The Cliff and Mountain Rescue where at the spot, ready with ladders for the job in hand, as the bird boxes needed to be mounted some 4 metres above the woodland floor. By 3.30 pm the job was done and the birds of Newtown Woods had 12 new nesting boxes high up in the trees.

Tramore Tidy Towns would like to reserve special thanks for the Cliff and Mountain Rescue Team and also the students from CBS without whom the project could not have been such a success. Also thanks must go to everyone that got involved on the day to ensure the birds have a helping hand for many years to come. Anyone who is visiting the woods take a look up and you might just see birds going to and from their new homes.

g   Email: tramore.cliffrescue@gmail.com