RACHEL’S IRISH ADVENTURES is a small tour company with a big personality. In 2015, founder Rachel Nolan moved back to the Irish West coast to her hometown Ballina. Co Mayo.
After years of living, working & exploring abroad, Rachel started to rediscover her home with new eyes. Having become a passionate and experienced world wanderer she now knew how to get under the skin of a place, learn its secrets and deeply immerse into the local lifestyle. Unspoilt natural beauty, deep history and the outstanding openness of the Irish people made her fall in love with her home all over again.
On a mission to share her passion for travel & the outdoors, the idea for ‘Rachel’s Irish Adventures’ was born. “I believe travel offers a unique opportunity to experience a different way of life and deeply immerse into a local culture, rather than just visiting a place.” says Rachel about her company’s philosophy. “I love taking my guests off the beaten path and where the real magic happens.”
Rachel’s Irish Adventures is a one-of-a-kind when it comes to tour companies. The unique approach combines 3 main cornerstones.
According to Rachel no two clients are the same, so no two tours are the same.
All itineraries are tailor-made to meet every individual wish. Rachel’s Irish Adventures can organise anything from a 90 minute Whiskey Appreciation Session to a fully guided 3-week Ireland tour. Rachel is delighted to go the extra mile for her guests, she loves to make things possible: “I have knocked on people’s doors to find precious details of our guests ancestors, hosted Whiskey Tastings on the top of a mountain or found my clients the perfect rainbow for the proposal. I can never wait for the next exceptional request!”
“I will show you places you would never find without me”, promises Rachel.
Rachel’s Irish Adventures are designed to take you “off the beaten path” and guarantee a unique and local experience. On tour with Rachel, you will discover Ireland’s hidden gems. Be ready for an invitation to her home house and to meet her Mam Marjorie for a baking lesson. Feast on fine local food and have the craic (Irish for fun) with like-minded people. You will get a down-to-earth, warm, personalised Ireland experience like no other.
Following her personal passion for the outdoors Rachel has become an expert for hiking, trail running and cycling in Ireland. As a Whiskey enthusiast and former Brand Ambassador for Jameson Irish Whiskey, you will not find a better woman to savour Ireland’s Uisce beath (water of life) with. Rachel has blazed a trail around the world. She has learned languages, ran races, forged friendships and made memories. As an expert on travel and “How to live life to the max”, Rachel will make sure you experience, discover and taste the best of what Ireland hast to offer.