Marjorie and Rachel
Marjorie and her daughter Rachel run a small homely boutique Bed & Breakfast in Ballina, Co. Mayo, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Brigown Bed & Breakfast has being welcoming guests from around the world for over 25 years.
Marjorie and Rachel look forward to meeting you at their home, Brigown Bed and Breakfast where they will invite you in with a big Céad Mile Fáilte.
Marjorie Morrow Nolan
Marjorie began Brigown Bed & Breakfast because of a combined love and passion for cooking and welcoming visitors to beautiful Ballina. Her introduction to the world of food and home baking began with her mum, and was nurtured by her membership of Ireland’s legendary ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association).
Over the years, ‘Marjorie’s Kitchen’ has expanded into an innovative and exciting business, offering premium specialised cooking courses everything from bread making to preparing menus.
For over 20 years now Marjorie has been tantalizing the taste buds of the listeners of local radio station Mid-West Radio with her regular cookery slot ‘Marjorie’s Kitchen’ as well as contributing to her weekly cookery page in Ireland’s Own Magazine. She has also authored four highly acclaimed cookbooks.
Rachel moved back to her home town of Ballina after travelling and working abroad for 12 years.
Rachel is passionate about travel, culture and the outdoors and believes that North Mayo is an explorers paradise and perfect to really get off the beaten track and explore nature.
Rachel loves to share her passion for the outdoors with others and for this reason decided to set up Rachel’s Irish Adventures, based out of Brigown B&B.
Here Rachel offers a wide variety of experiences which include; cycling tours, cultural walks and whiskey appreciation sessions.
All tours can be in English, French or Spanish.
Rachel can also provide full transport in a luxury 8 seater bus and help guests organise their Irish itinerary to ensure they discover the true Irish gems and really get ‘under the skin’ of the Irish culture.