Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (24-30 Oct 16)

by Aydali Campa on 02/11/16

Aydali Campa is a junior at Arizona State University. She is currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialise in social media listening and analysis, helping our clients make well-informed, performance-driven decisions based on Olytico insights. To find out more about our services click here.

The Top 10 Twitter Trends in Ireland from last week (24th – 30th October 2016) are summarised below.

 

1. Halloween

Halloween enthusiasts shared their anticipation by tweeting about everything relating to the festivital from spooky treats and costumes, to events and memes of course as the Holiday approached.

 

2. Katie Taylor

Boxing world champion Katie Taylor signed a professional contract with Matchroom Boxing last week and will be making her debut at the SSE Arena in Wembly on November 26th. The Olympic medalist from Bray has been keeping her followers in the know of her new journey into professional boxing.

 

3. Mass

A Facebook event that was simply titled ‘Mass’ went viral overnight with more than 100,000 Facebook users ‘attending.’ The page was flooded with jokes and memes relating to mass including Father Ted quotes and negotiation of seats and getting on the “cheaplist.”

 

4. Dublin Marathon

With a turnout record of 19,500 participants, the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon became the 4th largest marathon in Europe on Sunday October 30th. Dereje Debele Tulu of Ethiopia was the overall winner of the city marathon with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 17 seconds.

 

5. #MyIdealHome

Ireland’s popular home improvements show Ideal Home hosted a four-day long exhibition for home improvers. Fans tweeted images of their dream home interiors displayed by hundreds of exhibitors at the event.

 

6. #CorkJazzFest

Cork hosted their annual Jazz Festival last weekend, an event that lasted four days and attracted more than 40,000 jazz fans and 1,000 musicians from almost 20 different countries.

 

7. Robbie Williams

Two weeks after his latest album release, singer songwriter Robbie Williams announced a major concert that will take place at AVIVA Stadium in June 2017. The artist also paid tribute to Joe Dolan on Saturday on The Late Late Show.

 

8. #GBBOFinal

Great British Bake Off contestant Candice Brown was crowned winner of the seventh and last bake off on the BBC on Thursday. Fans tweeted their reactions to the new champion and their disappointments of the ending of the bake off.

 

9. #DSFC2016

Castleknock took the win against St. Judes in the Dublin Senior Football Championship semi-final last week bumping them to the final for the first time since the team was formed 18 years ago.

 

10. #DataScienceWeek

Data Science was celebrated last week as part of Data Science Week with online discussions ranging from how to obtain a data scientist job to the future of data science and more data science-related topics.

 

If you want to find out more about what trended in Ireland over the last seven days or have any other social media listening requirements, drop Olytico a request at info@olytico.com or click here.

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