Adventure Packages

At Great National Hotel Ballina

Rachel's Irish Adventures

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 regions heritage, spectacular cliffs and mountains or learn about the craft of local whiskey making, Rachel will tailor the experience to your exact needs.

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.

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