About Us


Mountainskills.ie is a sister company of Extreme Ireland, a company that does day excursions in Ireland. Having only started 6 years ago, the company is now thriving and has the best reviews out of any day tour company in Ireland. After you are done with our mountain skills courses, enjoy one of our self-guided tours through the different parts of Ireland, and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way!
Wayne is a BOS qualified mountain leader with years of hillwalking experience. His most recent achievement is completing the Maamturk Challenge a grueling 24 km walk across the mountains. Along with many other escapades, including being a part of Mountain Rescue, he is a true "mountain man" and teaches many of our mountain skills 1 and 2 courses. His passion for teaching and hillwalking is second to none, and we are happy to have him lead some of our courses!
Mr. Preston hails from Northern Ireland, and has extensive experience hillwalking and mountaineering. He leads many of our walking tours and you will always see him in the hills snapping away with his camera. He is also a probationary member of Mountain Rescue in Ireland, and always has his medical kit with him at all times. So if you feel a bit famished, or feel a blister coming on, feel free to ask him for a plaster or an oat cake, he'd love to help you out!
Keith McDonnell is one of the founders of Extreme Ireland. He has travelled and hiked extensively around the world, but his heart remains in Ireland. Keith climbed in the Andes Mountains back in 2009, where he summated the highest peak outside of the Himalayas - Aconcagua. Keith likes to travel and climb internationally, as well. He has climbed in many areas of the world including Africa, European Alps, Iceland, Norway, Asia, Australia and North and South America.