As a voluntary organisation we are dependent on a donations and a small Coastguard grant to cover our running costs each year. Our 2011 grant has been reduced by 30% which is on top of a 10% cut in 2010. Our annual costs include training, insurance for the team and equipment, running costs of 2 rescue vehicles, updating / replacement of equipment etc. Currently we have a number of the more urgent equipment requirements:

  • New Vacuum mattress – Approx €650
  • Training a Team Member as a EMT €2500
  • Essential maintenance work within our base €1500
  • REC 3 training for new Members – Approx €100 / Person
  • Suitcase generator – Approx €1300

In 2010 Sligo County Council has provided us with a building within the old jail complex, formally part of the council yard. This is being used to store our vehicles and equipment and will act as a base of operations during a call out when necessary. Facilities within it are currently very basic and we need to undertake additional work to bring it up to the necessary standard for our work. This includes connection to water mains, construction of a secure storage area where we can store equipment and medical supplies, further development of office radio communications and construction of a drying area for gear. But we are currently unable to undertake this work due to limited resources.

Donate to the team

Please Donate to Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue and support us in our effortsBy making a donation you will directly assist us to spend more time training instead of fundraising. By sponsoring a piece of equipment you will directly assist us in providing the highest standard of care to those in need. Below are details on how to make a donation. We’re grateful for any and all assistance you provide us.

How to Donate to the Team

You can donate to the team in a number of ways.

By Cheque, Postal order etc.
If you would like to send us a donation then you can post it to the team at;
Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team, 17 St Johns Terrace, Sligo, Co.Sligo

Collection Boxes

We currently have a number of collection boxes located around Sligo and Leitrim. Premise include:


  • Osta Cafe, Sligo Town
  • Call of the Wild, Sligo Town
  • Mullins Spar, Bundoran Rd, Sligo Town
  • Connacht Gold, Deepwater Key, Sligo Town
  • Innisfree Service Station, Sligo Town
  • Gulf / Mace Service Station, Collooney
  • Centra, Collooney
  • SuperValue, Grange
  • Riva, Grange
  • Drumcliff Cafe, Drumcliff
  • Post Office, Magheraboy
  • Perrys, Ballymote
  • Tighes Newsagent, Ballymote
  • Rodgers Topline Ballymote
  • Venue, Standhill
  • Bella Vista, Strandhill
  • Mace, Rathcormac
  • Radisson, Rosses Point


  • Kilasnett Coop, Manorhamilton
  • Spar, Kinlough
  • The Organic Centre, Rossinver
  • Mace Garage, Church St Drumshambo

If we don’t have a method that’s suitable for you or you wish to get further information then you can email the team