Three Dunes Search and Rescue Skills Day Video

On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogsthe Red Crossthe Order of Maltathe Civil Defence and the Irish Coast Guard – who brought along their Helicopter based at Waterford Airport for a rescue demonstration.

This excellent day was planned and executed by Jim O’Brien, Donal Lonergan and Trevor Sheehan.

Below you’ll find a gallery of videos taken during the day’s activities. Anybody who wants full sized videos just drop a line to info@clogheen.net specifying which video you want and we’ll send them on.

If you’ve never been to the Three Dunes (also known as Araglen Waterfalls), then it is well worth a visit, it is spectacularly scenic. See map at the bottom or visit its Loc8 page here. Take the turn for Shanrahan Graveyard when driving the Ballyporeen road from Clogheen. Drive to the top of the hill. The entrance is on the left hand side just after the sign for the Knockclugga Loop Trail-Head at what is known locally as the Sheep Pens. The Three Dunes is the first left as you head down the other side of the hill.

If the slider is not working (it’s been giving out a bit) you can find all the videos here.

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Three Dunes Coast Guard Helicopter

On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogsthe Red Crossthe Order of Maltathe Civil Defence and the Irish Coast Guard – who brought along their Helicopter based at Waterford Airport for a rescue demonstration.

This excellent day was planned and executed by Jim O’Brien, Donal Lonergan and Trevor Sheehan.

The photos below are just from the Coast Guard Helicopter part of the day’s activities, click here to see other photos. If you want copies of any of the photos just drop a line to info@clogheen.net specifying which photos you want and we’ll send them on.

If you’ve never been to the Three Dunes (also known as Araglen Waterfalls), then it is well worth a visit, it is spectacularly scenic. See map at the bottom or visit its Loc8 page here. Take the turn for Shanrahan Graveyard when driving the Ballyporeen road from Clogheen. Drive to the top of the hill. The entrance is on the left hand side just after the sign for the Knockclugga Loop Trail-Head at what is known locally as the Sheep Pens. The Three Dunes is the first left as you head down the other side of the hill.

Incoming Chopper

Here it Comes

Coastguard Helicopter

Chopper at Araglen Waterfall

Chopper at the Three Dunes

Group at Helicopter

Group at Helicopter Left

Group at Helicopter Centre

Group at Helicopter Right

Chopper Innards

Chopper Pilots

Chopper Drop

Ready for Takeoff

We’re still adding photos to this page, so bear with us for a few days. We’ll also have video from the day here shortly. 

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Walks Awareness Training Programme Photos

Here are a few shots from the Walks Awareness Training Programme held by Knockmealdown Active in November and December 2012. The whole programme was a great success and we hope to hold more such courses in the not too distant future.

If you would like more information or to be updated when such opportunities arise please don’t hesitate to drop us a line on info@knockmealdownactive.com.

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Knockmealdown Active 2012 AGM

The Knockmealdown Active Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place in Ardfinnan Community Hall on Wednesday November 28th 2012 at 8pm. All clubs in the area covered by Knockmealdown Active – Ballyporeen, Clogheen, Ardfinnan, Newcastle and Goatenbridge – are asked to send representatives to the A.G.M to suggest ways in which extra tourism and employment can be attracted to the area.

All are welcome to attend on the night. If you cannot attend but would like to get involved please contact Kevin O’Donnell on 086 354 1700 or email kilmaneen@eircom.net.

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Three Dunes Search and Rescue Skills Day

On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogsthe Red Crossthe Order of Maltathe Civil Defence and the Irish Coast Guard – who brought along their Helicopter based at Waterford Airport for a rescue demonstration.

This excellent day was planned and executed by Jim O’Brien, Donal Lonergan and Trevor Sheehan.

In the meantime there is a gallery of pictures from the day’s activities below. Anybody who wants full sized photographs of the group in front of the Coast Guard Helicopter (or any other photo or video for that matter) just drop a line to info@clogheen.net specifying which photos you want and we’ll send them on.

If you’ve never been to the Three Dunes (also known as Araglen Waterfalls), then it is well worth a visit, it is spectacularly scenic. See map at the bottom or visit its Loc8 page here. Take the turn for Shanrahan Graveyard when driving the Ballyporeen road from Clogheen. Drive to the top of the hill. The entrance is on the left hand side just after the sign for the Knockclugga Loop Trail-Head at what is known locally as the Sheep Pens. The Three Dunes is the first left as you head down the other side of the hill.

We’re still adding photos to this page, so bear with us for a few days. We’ll also have video from the day here shortly.

If you want high resolution copies of any of the pictures shown here (they don’t look their best here as they’ve been reduced in quality to speed up how quickly they’ll show on the website) just drop us a line on info@knockmealdownactive.com and we’ll be happy to send them on.

Three Dunes Stream

Downstream

Packed and Ready to Go

Star of the Show

And They’re Off

Well Hello There

Whatcha Talkin Bout Willis

Better than a Poke in the Eye with a Big Stick

Watching Brief

Watching and Waiting

Watching Proceedings

This is How It’s Done

Talk to Me

Social Networking

The Civil Defence

CSI Araglen

Rope tying exhibition by the Civil Defence

Stretcher Car Rescue

Rope Rescue Demonstration

Donal the Narrator

Getting the Shot

Right – I Won’t Keep You Long

Freaky Fingers

Mountain View

Going for a Lie Down

Off With You

Get out there and Search

Pack Mentality

Pick Me, Pick Me

Off to the Chopper

Mike McCarthy, Jim O’Brien, Search Dogs

Me, Sad – Never

Me and My Dog

Look at This

Large Erection

Jim Calling Orson

It’s Great Being Me

Irish Search Dogs Handlers

In the Rough

I’m a Search Dog – Get Me Outta Here

How’s It Going

Highly Visible

Higher Plain

Hi Ho, Hi Ho

Hanging Around

Hale and Hearty

On Show

Let’s Go Look at the Chopper

Watching Rescue Chopper

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