Team plans Laragh base
THE MEMBERS of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue team have just started a massive fundraising drive to build a rescue base in Laragh. Planning permission for the facility was granted last year and the team hope to start clearing the site later this year. The need for the base was identified some time ago as they currently have nowhere to store their equipment or vehicles. Nor indeed have they a dedicated meeting or training space. PRO of the rescue team, Ann Fitzpatrick, said that they have currently started a mammoth fundraising campaign to help defray costs. Anyone wishing to make a donation or who want to help in any way should log onto www.wicklowmoutainrescue.ie.