National Take a Chance Day falls on 23 April annually, and it’s the one day a year that encourages us to step outside our comfort zone, take a risk, and try something new.
Life is full of risks, and it’s no secret that some are much more exciting than others. So to mark this year’s National Take a Chance Day, we are sharing with you ten exciting things you can do in Ireland.
Each year on 23 April, National Take a Chance Day comes around to encourage us to just go for it. Anything you may have been thinking of trying that you have been putting off out of fear – now is your chance to take that risk.
Alternatively, if there aren’t any big chances you’ve been thinking of taking but just want to get involved in the celebrations, we are sharing ten exciting chances you can take in Ireland this year.
10. Walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – don’t look down
Walking across Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim is not a feat for the fainthearted or those who have a fear of heights.
However, walking across the 20 m (66 ft) long rope bridge suspended over 30 m (98 ft) above the rocks and sea below is such a worthwhile experience that will give you a sense of accomplishment as you take in the views from the other side.
9. Sign up for an Irish language class – try something new
One of the exciting things you can do in Ireland to celebrate National Take a Chance Day is start learning the Irish language by signing up for a language class.
Whether it be online or in-person, joining an Irish language class is a great way to learn a new skill and speak the native language of the Emerald Isle.
8. Go surfing in Donegal – catch the waves
The Irish coastline offers some of the best conditions for surfing in the world, so if you fancy trying a new trilling activity this Take a Chance Day, then heading to County Donegal’s beaches could be for you.
Rossnowlagh Beach and Dunfanaghy are great places to start as they offer surfboard and wetsuit hire.
7. Try a new food – for fussy eaters
Trying a new food is one of the best ways to take a chance this 23 April.
Ireland is home to a vast array of delicious dishes, such as Irish stew and boxty, and more daring choices like tripe and black pudding.
6. Book a trip to Ireland – just do it!
Everyone needs to visit the glorious Emerald Isle at least once in their lives, so if you’ve been thinking of booking a trip, now is the time to do it (restrictions permitting).
From exploring the magical Wild Atlantic Way to delving into life in Dublin, there is plenty to see and do on a trip to Ireland.
5. Wear something daring – go for green
Usually, St Patrick’s Day is the one day a year in Ireland defined by crazy costumes, green outfits, and daring dos. However, why not wear something outside of your comfort zone this 23 April.
Donning your most daring outfit and not caring about what anyone thinks is definitely one of the most exciting things you can do in Ireland to celebrate National Take a Chance Day.
4. Apply for your dream job – whether you live in Ireland or not
If you’ve been thinking about sending away your CV to your dream job, then now is the time to do it. Stop considering all the downsides or all your own shortfalls, and just take the chance!
3. Place a bet – you could be a millionaire
One of the best ways to take a chance on 23 April is by placing a bet. Horse racing is very popular in Ireland, so look to see if there are any races taking place today, find a horse you like, and place your bet. Just remember to bet responsibly!
2. Climb Ireland’s highest mountain – for a real sense of achievement
Everyone in Ireland needs to climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain, in County Kerry at least once in their life, and there is no better time to do it than National Take a Chance Day.
Just make sure you’re prepared, know your route, and make your way to the top for the ultimate sense of achievement.
1. Go skydiving – a daring venture
Topping our list of exciting things you can do in Ireland to celebrate National Take a Chance Day is go skydiving!
There are currently four places in Ireland that offer skydiving, including Skydive Wild Geese, Irish Parachute Club, Irish Skydive Club, and the Skydiving Loft. We Are Vertigo in Belfast offers indoor skydiving if you aren’t quite ready to make the jump just yet!