CALLOUTS 1966-1979


Monday, October 1, 1979. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
An English walker slipped while descending the North face and sustained severe bruising. One of his friends went for help but got lost and returned to the casualty after five hours. The other then went to raise the alarm, and the Team evacuated the casualty that night.

Monday, October 1, 1979. Dingle (Burnam), Fatality (non-mountain)
A German student was reported missing and Gardai request the Team to search the sea cliffs. The victim's shoe was located on the beach 600' down.

Friday, June 1, 1979. Caherconree, Rescue
A Tralee diabetic failed to take insulin and collapsed unconscious on the hill. Team personnel revived her and stretchered her to an awaiting Civil Defence ambulance.

Thursday, March 1, 1979. Kilgarvan (Borlin Valley), Search
A Dutch girl was reported missing, and the Team searched the area where she was last seen. She was never traced.

Thursday, March 1, 1979. Knocknadobar, Rescue
A girl collapsed with exhaustion and was stretchered off the hill.


Sunday, October 1, 1978. McGillycuddy Reeks, Alert
A group of Dublin walkers were benighted while attempting to traverse the ridge.

Tuesday, August 1, 1978. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
An English walker injured her leg at the ford and was evacuated with the assistance of a tractor.

Saturday, July 1, 1978. Carrauntoohil, Fatality
An experienced English walker fell while descending the North face of the mountain (a regular navigational mistake due to lack of clarity in the maps used at the time). He was discovered alive by a local farmer, but was dead on the arrival of the Team.

Thursday, June 1, 1978. McGillycuddy Reeks, Assistance
During the annual organised Reeks walk, two walkers from Dublin and Cork suffering from exhaustion were escorted off the hill by Team members.

Monday, May 1, 1978. Beenbo, Fatality
A Tralee man died following a fall whilst bouldering on an outcrop. He had been walking with a large group, who recovered his body, assisted by the Team.

Wednesday, March 1, 1978. Carrauntoohil, Search
A teacher from Clonmel and two others lost their way on descent. In a strong gust of wind the teacher tumbled 300 feet down a snow gully over Curraghmore. His friends descended via the Devil's Ladder and alerted the Team. As the Team searched the gully the man was picked up walking out from the Black Valley, despite having two fractured vertebrae.


Tuesday, November 1, 1977. McGillycuddy Reeks, Alert
Cork school party delayed by snow on the ridge.

Friday, July 1, 1977. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Overnight search and rescue of an English walker from a gully near Carrauntoohil.

Sunday, May 1, 1977. Brandon, Search
Overnight search for a 66 year old Kilkenny woman who was benighted. Escorted from the hill.

Tuesday, March 1, 1977. Conor Pass, Fatality
Recovery of the body of a local sheep farmer who was killed following a fall near the pass.


Monday, November 1, 1976. Cloon, Search
Dawn search for a Cork climber who was benighted above the lake. The climber was subsequently escorted from the hill.

Thursday, July 1, 1976. Carrauntoohil, Fatality
A four day search (which also involved a helicopter) concluded in the night recovery of the body of a Dutchman who fell from the Beenkeeragh ridge.

Thursday, July 1, 1976. Dingle, Rescue
An eight year old boy from Paris was rescued from a sea cliff in the face of the incoming tide.

Thursday, July 1, 1976. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
Night search and stretcher party to the ridge. The walker from Belfast had suffered a back injury but walked down by herself.

Thursday, July 1, 1976. Carrauntoohil, Search
Dawn search for a Tipperary man who was benighted on the mountain.


Friday, August 1, 1975. Tomies, Search
Search for a local man on Tomies.

Tuesday, July 1, 1975. Camp, Search
Search for a Dublin walker in the mountains over Derrymore.


Sunday, September 1, 1974. Lough Brin , Fatality
Night search and dawn recovery (in conjunction with the Air Corps) of the body of a local man.

Friday, March 1, 1974. McGillycuddy Reeks, Search
Dawn search for two Beaufort men who were benighted on the ridge.

Tuesday, January 1, 1974. Kenmare, Fatality (non-mountain)
Search for a man from Kenmare, whose body was later recovered from Kenmare bay.


Saturday, September 1, 1973. McGillycuddy Reeks, Alert
Dawn alert for three hostellers benighted in the Hag's Glen area.

Tuesday, May 1, 1973. Brandon, Search
Night search for a Tralee walker who was benighted following the pilgrimage.

Sunday, April 1, 1973. Mullaghanattin, Fatality
The body of a Dublin climber who fell on the Glencar side of the mountain was recovered at night.


Friday, September 1, 1972. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
A young female hosteller from Dublin suffered facial injuries following a fall on the Devil's Ladder and was rescued at night.

Thursday, June 1, 1972. McGillycuddy Reeks, Rescue
A Dublin walker was rescued from the Reeks ridge after suffering from a heart complaint.

Saturday, January 1, 1972. Kells, Search
A two day search was undertaken for a local resident.


Wednesday, September 1, 1971. Carrauntoohil, Search
A search was carried out for a 71 year old English cycle tourist who benighted on the mountain.

Thursday, July 1, 1971. Gap of Dunloe, Rescue
A German doctor suffered a broken leg and was rescued at night.


Tuesday, September 1, 1970, Fatality
The body of an English student was recovered after a night search.


Tuesday, July 1, 1969. Carrauntoohil (Eisc na bhfiach), Fatality
Search for, and recovery of the body of a Dublin walker. The area is now known as 'Brother O'Shea's Gully'.

Sunday, June 1, 1969. Carrauntoohil, Search
A night search for a visitor from Cork City.


Thursday, August 1, 1968. Carrauntoohil, Search
An English hosteller failed to report his descent after a night camp, resulting in a widespread search of the Carrauntoohil area.


Friday, September 1, 1967. Carrauntoohil, Search
A Scottish honeymoon couple were grounded in their tent in bad weather. The search took place over two days.

Saturday, July 1, 1967. Carrauntoohil, Rescue
A member of a Cork scout troop broke his leg in a steep gully on the NE face and was rescued at night in appalling weather. The area is now known as 'Collins' Gully'

Saturday, July 1, 1967. Gap of Dunloe, Search
A search was undertaken after a car was left unattended by English visitors.


Sunday, November 13, 1966. Carrauntoohil, Recovery
KMRT assisted in the recovery of the remains of a UCD student who died in a fall seven months earlier. The remains were located by members of An Oige and the Irish Mountaineering Club the previous day in an organised search of the east face of Carrauntoohil.

Tuesday, September 20, 1966. Brandon, Rescue
A German student was stretchered from Brandon in a weak state. He had suffered a fall approximately one week earlier and had retreated to his tent where he had been camping alone.

Wednesday, April 20, 1966. Carrauntoohil, Fatality
A member of an English school party was killed on Carrauntoohil.

Monday, April 4, 1966 - Tuesday, April 5, 1966. Carrauntoohil, Fatality
A student from UCD went missing on a solo climb of the mountain. His remains were subsequently located in November 1966 (see below).