South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA)

Although this is not a service of the City & County Council, we have included the information here as it is so important in our county, dominated as it is by mountains and cliffs.

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) provide a search and rescue service for those who find themselves in difficulty on the mountains of the south east of Ireland. The area of operation includes but is not confined to The Galtee Mountains, The Knockmealdown Mountains, The Comeragh Mountains and the Blackstairs Mountains. It is a 24×7 service and it is available 365 days a year. The team typically respond to over 25 call outs per year. The members are drawn from all counties in the south east and beyond. SEMRA is a member team of Mountain Rescue Ireland, the Irish Mountain Rescue Association.

In an emergency, a Mountain Rescue team is called-out by phoning 999 or 112 and asking the emergency operator for 'Mountain Rescue'. You will then be connected to a Garda station where your call will be answered, the situation assessed and, if necessary, the team called out.

Contact the Emergency Services

999 or 112

It is an offence to knowingly make a false alarm call to the emergency services. All false alarm calls are investigated.