Wicklow Mountains National Park, Kilafin, Laragh, via Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 K286.
Most visitors to Wicklow Mountains National Park have a happy, carefree day. Occasionally, some visitors will need help or assistance.
Here are the numbers to call if you find yourself in the following situations:
You can find medical help at a range of locations, depending on your need. Pharmacies can be found in most of the park’s surrounding towns where you can buy basic or prescription medicine.
You can call Caredoc (out of hours doctors) on 1850 334 999.
First Aid facilities, including an AED (defibrillator), are available at the Infromation Office and at the Education Centre.
Call emergency services on 112 or 999 in the case of a serious accident or illness.
Ask for Mountain Rescue when you call 112 or 999 if the casualty is located away from a road.
The emergency numbers (112 and 999) will work even when there is no phone coverage. Our staff will also be happy to provide phone service in emergencies.
If you need the Mountain Rescue team, please phone 112 or 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue.
Mountain Rescue is a voluntary service that assists people who find themselves in trouble in the hills. The highly trained team work all hours and in all weathers to assist those that are missing, injured or ill in the mountains.
The Irish Mountain Rescue Association comprises of 11 Mountain Rescue Teams (MRT) and one national search and rescue dog team (SARDA). Of these, two teams cover the Wicklow Mountains – the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Team and the Dublin/Wicklow Team. They are assisted when required by SARDA and the South Eastern MRT (SEMRA).
Please remember that Mountain Rescue is a voluntary organisation supported by fundraising. Please donate if you can.
It is not uncommon for visitors to get separated from their group. Groups should have a pre-arranged plan that the missing person and those looking for them should return to their vehicle or a pre-arranged meeting point. If this isn’t possible you can seek help from our staff or by ringing the emergency services on 112 or 999 and asking for Gardaí or Mountain Rescue.
If the missing person is a child, special needs adult, or a person who requires medication you should seek help immediately.