For this one, you don't have to go to far. Visit Innismurray of the coast of co.Sligo. There is an early Christian Monastic settlement. The great thing about the island is that there are no cars, just you, birds and rabbits,...
A bit further afield, there is Islas Cies , an archipelago of Islands in the Vigo estuary (Galicia). The beach of Rodas on the island of Monteagudo has been called the best beach in the world. And in our eyes, when you avoid the tourist season of June to September, you find yourself alone on this amazing beach with the exception of the many fish feeding in the crystal clear waters.
Push yourself out of your comfort zone
Off course, we don't know what your limit is. For some people, it is running a 5 km (so with this one, join www.parkrun.ie), for other people , it is participating in an ultra race. Others love to try something new, for example, try an adventure race (http://gaelforceevents.com/). The trick is to select an event which will put you out of your comfort zone, but leave enough time to train for the event.
For some people, maybe it is trying to overcome a fear. Fear of heights? Why not try rock climbing under the guidance of an expert. (http://www.carraigclimbing.com/)
Learn a new life skill
We believe swimming is a life skill. So many kids/adults are still not able to swim. And it doesn't get easier the older you get. Why not take the plunge in 2017 and sign up for swimming classes. Each county has their swim teachers and swimming classes. In Sligo, we have met people who signed up for swimming classes less than 2 years ago and are now participating in open water swimming competitions, triathlons,....
in Sligo, we have Sheila Ryan who puts everyone through their paces.
Get the adrenaline pumping. Experience the exhilarating sport of coasteering. Jump of cliffs into the Wild Atlantic Ocean, climb onto rocks and jump back into the sea.
Not enough of an adrenaline rush, learn kitesurfing. Kitesurfing is fast, it is fun and it allows you to get some serious air. Check out http://www.iksa.ie/about-kitesurfing/schools Still not enough, head to Equador and try slacklining high above rivers and waterfalls