Rachel Nolan in the media

A collection of interviews, videos, newspaper articles and more.

Midwest Radio

Instagram live

about Nutrition & Adventure Racing

with Catriona Courtney @elev8nutritionirl

Feb 2021

The Irish Times about Rachel's Irish Adventures



Ireland’s Rachel Nolan on her epic win over male rivals in 2,113km ultra race

Fresh from an incredible win in the 2,113km Transatlantic Way ultra race, Rachel Nolan said she was delighted to add another chapter to the unfolding international story of women winning ultra race events in mixed male and female fields.


Tri Talking Sports Podcast

with Joanne Murphy 23/09/

Rachel Nolan: Embracing A Life of Adventure

Rachel Nolan is the first ever female to win the TransAtlantic Way ultra bike race outright, a 2,200 km self supported race from Derry to Kinsale in Co Cork. She has amassed an incredible amount of success in adventure racing and endurance events in recent years and is one of Ireland’s leading adventure athletes.

Western People:
Rachel proves she is toughest of them all
Western People: Rachel proves she is toughest of them all

Instagram Interview

@sbphysiotherapypilates 18/09/2020

‘Never underestimate the only female in the field’



Western People

Rachel’s ‘extreme’ Adventures

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.

Today FM

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

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.

Rachel Nolan in the media Western People

The Irish Sun

Irish athletes take on Bear adventure

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.

Rachel Nolan with Team Ireland AR on the front page of the Irish Sun

Red Bull

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

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

World's Toughest Race Eco Challenge Fiji Team Ireland AR

Trail Running Ireland – Irish Outdoors

Trail Runner Interview: Rachel Nolan

“5 years ago when I did the OCC in Chamonix, I ended up in a coma for over 40 hours after suffering from hyponatremia…”

Meet Rachel: Spontaneous, energetic, with an insatiable thirst for adventure, you could find Rachel anywhere. Running up Nephin mountain overlooking Loch Conn, sea kayaking among the rugged, cliff-lined coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way, biking hard in the Ox mountains by night or sitting down in the local pub with friends enjoying her favourite whiskey.

Experience local Ireland Westport and Ballina

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

Carrowteige, Irish West Coast, Hiking tours, Rachel's Irish Adventures


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.

THE RACE Donegal

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.


The Irish Times

Have an adventure, or several, in the Maritime county

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.

Irish Times

Mayo North

Take an Irish Adventure with Rachel Nolan of Rachel’s Irish Adventures along Ireland’s stunningly beautiful Wild Atlantic Way, in North Mayo and she’ll bring you a fun-packed journey of discovery through the hills and valleys and hidden gems of the West of Ireland.


 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.

Photo: jameswrightphotography.ie

RTE Radio 1

The Ryan Tubridy Show

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!

RTE Radio 1

Outsider – Ireland’s Adventure Magazine

London-Edinburgh-London by Bike in 93 Hours

We caught up with endurance athlete Rachel Nolan to talk about her recent London-Edinburgh-London cycle.

“The camaraderie is just phenomenal and the goal is to get to the finish line. If you see someone stopped to fix a puncture you are going to stop and see if they are ok, whereas if you’re doing a race you might be secretly hoping they get a puncture!”

Rachel Nolan cooling down after a race

Outsider Magazine

Outsider Magazine

Mayo North

Rachel Nolan

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.

Connaght Telegraph


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…

New year brings new career for Rachel 

Ballina native Rachel Nolan tells Orla Hearns about leaving her international career in the drinks industry to establish a business showcasing her “wild” homeplace.

Rachel serving Whiskey, Rachel's Whiskey Appreciation Session, Irish Whiskey Tasting

Mayo's Best Start Up 2016

Mayo's best start up Rachel Nolan

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