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This is the place where we keep you up to date and serve you with the latest news about Rachel Nolan and Rachel’s Irish Adventures. Here you can find more information about upcoming special tour offers and videos featuring Rachel’s Irish Adventures, as well as articles and blogs about Rachel’s latest endurance sport adventures. 

Rachel's Irish Adventures on TV in France

November 27th 2021

Echappées belles – France 5

It was an honour to represent my home County Mayo on one of my favourite French TV shows.



Instagram live

about Nutrition & Adventure Racing

with Catriona Courtney @elev8nutritionirl

Feb 2021

Instagram interview

‘Never underestimate the only female in the field’



THE RACE Donegal

March 02, 2017

2017 will be the first year we have more than 10 female competitors taking on The Race. We caught up with two competitors Sharon Black and Rachel Nolan to get their thoughts ahead of the event.


Team Ireland to compete in Bear Grylls’ World’s Toughtest Race

August 17, 2020

Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Robbie Heffernan and Rachel Nolan from the Irish team spilled the beans on the race from the painful injuries they suffered to how the Fijian’s singing Ireland’s Call kept them going on the roughest days.

The Ryan Tubridy Show

May 31, 2018

Wild Atlantic Way – Live from Ballina! Ryan was joined by Anne Marie Flynn of the Mayo North Promotions Office and Rachel Nolan of Rachel’s Irish Adventures who told him all about the great things Ballina has to offer!

Wild Mayo Ultra 650km

Exploring Mayo on a 650km non-stop ultra cycling race.

July 24th 2021

Article on ‘Cycling’

Ultra-cyclist scorch around Wild Mayo

Wild Mayo Ultra Endurance Cycling Event

Connaught Telegraph

Wild Mayo Ultra endurance cycle


Everesting Challenge on the Skelp

Rachel completed an off-road mountain biking challenge on ‘the Skelp’ near Croagh Patrick. 

June 19th 2021

Article in ‘Western People’

Mayo Mountain bikers complete incredible ‘everesting’ challenge

June 22, 2021

Article in ‘Connaught Telegraph’

Mayo cyclists conquer Everesting

June 30, 2021

Mayo Advertiser

Mayo Mountain Bikers take on off-road ‘Everesting’ challenge in aid of charities

June 11, 2021


Rachel’s ‘extreme’ adventure

Ballina adventure racer Rachel Nolan was part of the Irish team who took part in The World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji, a gruelling challenge through the jungles and mountains of Fiji.

The Irish Sun

Irish athletes take on Bear adventure

August 18, 2020

The World’s Toughest Race: ­Eco-Challenge Fiji is now the subject of a ten-part Amazon Prime series, hosted by Bear Grylls. It follows eight teams of endurance athletes from around the world as they take on the brutal conditions in a bid to complete the race.
They include Team Ireland — made up of Rob Heffernan, Rachel Nolan, Jason Black, Mark Lattanzi and Ivan Park.

Red Bull

Eco Challenge: The highs and lows of the world’s toughest adventure race

August 13, 2020

Heather Snelgar caught up with badass adventurer Rachel Nolan who was on the Irish team, to find out a little bit more about what a race like this involves.

Team Ireland to compete in Bear Grylls’ World’s Toughtest Race

The Irish Times

Have an adventure, or several, in the Maritime county

April 29, 2019

Mayo is the perfect destination for lovers of the great outdoors, and for those who love a bit of luxury too.

Mount Falcon is also the perfect location from which to make the most of its adventure partner – Rachel’s Irish Adventures. It is run by local woman Rachel Nolan, an ultra-distance endurance racer, qualified Krav Maga self-defence instructor, extreme explorer and all-round lover of the great outdoors.

Outsider – Ireland’s Adventure Magazine

My Way: 5 of the Best Irish Trail Running Routes from Ireland’s Top Trail Runners

Rachel Nolan’s Favourite Trail: Carrowteige Loop, Co Mayo

January 23, 2019

 Downpatrick Head is one of Rachel Nolan’s favorites. “One of the Wild Atlantic Way signature points, this spectacular and off-the-beaten-track location is where millions of years of geological formation meets folklore, legends and…history,” says the tour guide and blogger who runs Rachel’s Irish Adventures based in Ballina, County Mayo.

April 25, 2017

Ireland’s Dream Hotel Breaks – The Ice House Ballina

With so much to explore in the area, the best way to see it is by getting off the beaten track. Rachel is a one-woman tour operator who knows the area like the back of her hand and will guide you using bikes, kayaks, by car or on foot. You’ll truly get to see some of the most gorgeous parts of this beautiful corner of the world.

RTE News

Rachel about unlocking rural potential in the West of Ireland

The Connaght Telegraph

Rachel’s Irish Adventures targets culture curious French

GLOBETROTTER Rachel Nolan has returned to her Ballina roots where she has set up Rachel’s Irish Adventures, where visitors can explore the outdoors and the stunning, secret landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way by land, river and sea, writes Tom Gillespie.

Where to Travel in 2017: 20 hottest tickets for the year ahead
14. North Mayo
…You can also go wild with Rachel’s Irish Adventures…

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