Adventure Packages in Mayo

At Great National Hotel Ballina

Rachel's Irish Adventures

Experience | Discover | Taste

Explore Ireland with Rachel's Irish Adventures activity packages, based here in Ballina! Embark on an Irish Adventure with Rachel along Ireland’s beautiful Wild Atlantic Way, and she’ll bring you a fun-packed journey of discovery through the hidden gems of the West of Ireland. Throughout the unspoiled countryside of Mayo and Sligo, whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-fueled outdoor activity, a revitalising cultural escape to discover the region's heritage, spectacular cliffs and mountains or learn about the craft of local whiskey making, Rachel will tailor the experience to your exact needs.

Customised experiences

Do you want to discover the hidden gems of the west coast? Rachel’s Irish Adventures specialises in tailor-made & private tours for families and small groups. Are you ready to explore the spectacular North Mayo coast from the historic port of Killala to the striking cliffs of Downpatrick Head or the wild surf coast of Sligo? Your local guide Rachel can take you on a bespoke adventure anywhere along the Wild Atlantic Way and beyond. Get off the beaten path and experience the best of the west with your trusted expert for cultural,
hiking & cycling tours.

Whiskey Appreciation Session

“Whiskey Tasting with Personality” Rachel’s fun & interactive Whiskey Appreciation Session will take you on an absorbing journey through the ages of Uisce beatha. Learn more about the painstakingly fine art of distilling the smooth, golden liquid and experience the aromas of specially selected samples. By the end of the Whiskey Tasting, you’ll know what type of whiskey you like best, and you’ll have gained a new appreciation for sipping and savouring its distinctive flavours. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a premium whiskey, specially selected by Rachel for the evening.

Bikes2Rent – Ballina bike hire

Explore the Monasteries of the Moy – Ballina to Killala along the Greenway
What better way to enjoy the undulating and scenic West of Ireland than taking to the roads and greenways by bike?
Bikes2Rent offers high quality bicycles for the whole family. Explore Belleek woods by bike, discover the Monasteries of the Moy and experience Mayo’s wild & natural beauty at your own pace.

Here are just some of the activities Rachel can offer …

• Hiking, mountain climbing and trail running
• Bike rental and guided bike trips
• Guided heritage walks
• Cultural day excursions to explore the Wild Atlantic Way
• Cookery classes in an Irish home
• Whiskey Appreciation Sessions in your hotel
• Bespoke tour and tasting at the Connacht Whiskey Distillery

Experience - Explore the stunning, secret landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way by land, river and sea with Rachel, your own local guide
Discover - the culture, the heritage and the hidden gems of North Mayo and beyond. Let Rachel take you off the trail to live like a local
Taste - Take a cookery class, tantalise your taste buds at a Whiskey Appreciation Session or enjoy a sumptuous meal in one of Mayo North’s fine restaurants

About Rachel

Rachel Nolan just adores the outdoors.

 Born and bred in North Mayo, she’s blazed a trail around the world in recent years. She’s learned languages, ran races, forged friendships and made memories, but to Rachel, there’s just no place like home.

And she believes with a passion that the secret gems of Mayo and Sligo along the Wild Atlantic Way are next to none when it comes to challenging your body and mind and living life to the absolute MAX.

Find Out More