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Born out of the recession, our Events were founded on the belief that, regardless of where you travel in the world for Adventure, Inishowen, has in many cases more to offer in scenery, challenge, endurance and welcome than many of the prestige events. Inishowen in NW Donegal is Irelands most Northerly landfalls and it’s stunning coastal roads form the first 90mile of the amazing Wild Atlantic Way. The unspoilt landscape has to be seen to be believed and how better to witness it than by taking part in an Extreme North Event.

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Founded by myself,Harold McGuinness and my passion for travelling around the world for adventure, Extreme North Events were born out of a dream and awareness that Inishowen could match any event and was an ideal venue in which to stage high quality events.

Due to the recession and collapse of my Architectural practice in 2012 the dream was about to take roots as I choose to switch my energies into a venture that filled me with passion and enjoyment.


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In my 40th year and weighing 240lbs a serious health issue was the catalyst for change. Runners were bought and after a few years of running around in circles I completed my first Marathon in Dublin in 96. Dream complete?, Yes but I kept dreaming and the possibilities expanded. 19 years later and 60lbs lighter I’ve completed 36 Marathons, Himalayan 100 mile, Marathon Des Sables, Quadrathon, Ultra, numerous Cycle trip up to 520m and much more all due to that 1 decision to START. More importantly I have made some fantastic acquaintance and amazing tales of achievement by ordinary people.



  • To create events with variety to enthuse and challenge all levels of fitness
  • To create events that have feeling, welcome and loads of hospitality
  • To send you home with a real sense of joy, achievement, pride and a desire to return
  • To create a last affair between yourself and the amazing Inishowen Landscape
  • To provide professional events and excellent accommodation at affordable budgets





Extreme North are delighted to welcome TLC4CF as their Event Charity Partner for 2020.  TLC4CF.on white.official.Logo

TLC4CF was founded by friends and family of People with Cystic Fibrosis (PWCF) in Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. They are a regional branch of CF Ireland, dedicated to improving services for people with Cystic Fibrosis living in the Mid West.  For more information please visit www.tlc4cf.com

Extreme North’s decision to support this worthy Charity in 2020 is in recognition of some of our regular patrons who intend completing a massive 20 day challenge which will incorporate the Quadrathon Festival as part of that event. We wish them all the best and will update everyone on the details when it has been Launched.

Please give generously and Extreme North will do likewise.



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Extreme North Adventure Sports events

Extreme North is an exciting new Adventure Sports Company located in Moville in the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal.

Inishowen is the most Northerly Peninsula in Ireland with Malin Head as its North most point.

Inishowen Peninsula, with its amazing scenery, rugged coastlines and rustic landscape is the perfect arena in which to stage adventure sports offering extreme challenge and amazing scenery in the same breath.

Extreme North in choosing the route aims is to create an lasting affair between the contestants and the Inishowen Landscape in a way that will leave them wanting to come back time and time again.

Harold McGuinness is founder of extreme North.