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Kerry Mountain Rescue Association
(Registered Charity No. CHY10607)

Help us to Help you!

Please consider making a secure online donation to the Team:

The operating costs of a Mountain Rescue Team are, as you can imagine, quite significant. Technical rescue hardware is extremely expensive, for example a mountain rescue stretcher alone costs well over €1,000, and a full set of replacement radios costs in the region of €18,000. Most of the equipment utilised by an MRT has a 'shelf life', and therefore needs to be regularly replaced on a rollover basis. Add to this the cost of vehicles and diesel etc. and it is easy to see how costs can mount.

In the case of Kerry MRT operating costs currently run at well over €50,000 per annum, which includes equipment, training, insurances and routine running expenses. The Team currently receives annual grant support from the Irish Coast Guard, Kerry County Council and Killarney Town Council, however this falls far short of annual running costs, and the balance must be met by the Team's own fundraising efforts, which include church gate and flag day collections, collection boxes in public places, an annual Christmas disco and individual donations.

All donations would be welcomed (and acknowledged if you desire), and we would be happy to discuss sponsorship arrangements and fundraising events with interested parties. If you are an individual hillwalker, a company representative, or perhaps the treasurer of a club with a small surplus of funds at the end of the year, please bear us in mind!

If you intend to participate in a sponsored event of any kind to raise funds for the Team, we can e-mail a generic sponsorship form that can be adapted to suit your particular event. Please e-mail us for details.

Tax-efficient Donation

If you are an Irish-based individual making a single donation of €250 or more (or a series of smaller donations totalling €250 or more in the tax year) its possible for KMRT to claim tax relief on your donation from the Revenue Commissioners.

This applies to both self-assessed and PAYE taxpayers, and regardless of your own marginal rate this relief is claimed at a blended marginal rate of 31%. This means that your donation of €250 is worth €362.32 to KMRT, your donation of €690 is worth €1000.00 to KMRT etc..

This is all at no extra cost to yourself (apart from a few minutes of your time).

If you wish to enable KMRT to avail of this significant tax advantage you will need to complete one of two simple forms:

If you're likely to make further donations to KMRT in subsequent tax years you should complete CHY3 Cert ("Enduring Certificate") which can remain valid for up to five tax years.
If you're unlikely to make further donations to KMRT after this tax year you should complete CHY4 Cert ("Annual Certificate") which is valid for the current tax year only.

Once completed the form should be returned to the following address and we'll look after the rest:

Mick Long,
Kerry Mountain Rescue Association,
New Road,
Co. Kerry

Further information about the Charitable Donation Scheme can be found here: http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/chy3.pdf

Thank You!

As an alternative to online donation you can post a cheque to our treasurer at the address shown above, or if you prefer you can lodge money directly into the Team bank account (details below). If you would like your donation to be acknowledged, please be sure to include your name and address with your donation.

Kerry Mountain Rescue Association,
c/o Permanent TSB,
New Street,
Co. Kerry.
Sort Code 99-07-20
Account Number 89047641

Thank You!

Collection boxes can be found at the following locations:

The Beaufort Bar, Beaufort.
Call of the Wild Outdoor Shop, Tralee.
Corkery's Bar, High Street, Killarney.
Courtney's Bar, Plunkett Street, Killarney.
Falvey's Bar, Killorglin.
Hillwalkers Outdoor Shop, Cork.
Hussey's Bar, High Street, Killarney.
Kate Kearney's Cottage, Gap of Dunloe.
The Laurels Bar, Market Cross, Killarney.
Mahers Sports, High Street, Killarney.
Mahers Sports, Cork.
McSorley's Pub, College Street, Killarney.
O'Dowd's Bar (O'Connor's), Cloghane, Dingle.
O'Riain's Bar, High Street, Killarney.

Sewell's Pharmacy, Main Street, Killarney.
Sport Corrán Tuathail, Killarney Outlet Centre.
Tom Long's Bar, Dingle.
Permanent TSB, New Street, Killarney.


Kerry Mountain Rescue Team gratefully acknowledges the support of the following:

The Beaufort Bar
Bishopstown Hillwalking and Orienteering Club
Henrietta Chubb
Richard Chute
The Climber's Inn, Glencar
Donal Coffey
Muireann Connolly
Cork Mountaineering Club
Corkery's Bar
The Cronin Family of Cronin's Yard
Jim Davis
John G. Dwyer
Extreme Cello

FAS Caherciveen
Feale Ramblers
E. Hayes
Hillwalkers Shop, Cork
Nora Holland
Honda 50 Ring of Kerry Run
Irish Coast Guard
Kate Kearney's Cottage
E. Kelly
Kerry County Council
Killarney Town Council
Limerick Climbing Club
Maher's Sports
Marks and Spencers
Stephen McAuliffe and Iarnrod Eireann
Mid Kerry Farmers and Friends
Muckross House
Darragh Murray
Damien O'Callaghan
Nora O'Donoghue
Sewell's Pharmacy, Killarney
Tralee Mountaineering Club



...the many other clubs, organisations and individuals, too numerous to name, who have given not just donations but much personal time and effort, and whose labours have helped make KMRT what it is today.

Thank You!


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