Swimming is Ireland's most popular sport

Swimming is now the most common sport and exercise activity among adults in Ireland, beating soccer, golf or Gaelic games, according to a new analysis by the ESRI.

29th January, 2013

Swimming is now the most common sport and exercise activity among adults in Ireland, beating soccer, golf or Gaelic games, according to a new analysis by the ESRI.

Almost seven per cent of adults aged 16 and over swim each week, amounting to roughly 230,000 regular swimmers.

Most swimmers go to the pool once or twice a week, for half-an-hour to an hour, expending sufficient effort to improve their health and fitness levels.

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