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Mayo rescues featuring in TG4 series

Mayo rescue services are set to appear on the final episode of TG4 show Tarrthálaithe na hÉireann on Thursday, November 23, showcasing the important work they do to rescue people in difficulty throughout the county.

Ireland's mountains, seas and coastline provide an irresistible draw for holiday makers, hikers and those seeking adventure. But things can go wrong in the blink of an eye.

This brand-new series for TG4 follows follow the brave men and women of the Irish Coast Guard, mountain rescue teams and community rescue boats across Ireland. The everyday heroes who drop everything to come to the aid of people in need across Ireland at sea, on the ground and in the air.

Follow the teams as they put themselves through rigorous training, join them at community events and fundraisers and hold your breath as they perform daring rescues around the country.

Since Covid our mostly voluntary rescue teams are now busy all year round. Their training, equipment and rate of call outs is of a very professional standard. They are hugely committed people, rooted in their communities, ready to search and rescue at a minutes’ notice.

The final episode on Thursday reviews the work of the rescue services, the reasons why they volunteer and it looks back at some of our key rescues, including a busy day on Croagh Patrick, an unusual dog rescue, essential team fundraising and a daring sea cave rescue in Co. Mayo.