Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (June 11th- June 17th)

by Taylor O'Neill on 18/06/18

Kelsie Baumlin is a Junior at University of Florida. 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 (June 11th – June 17th ) are summarised below.

 

1. #WorldCup

23,755 Irish tweets (of 4,998,579 globally)

The 2018 FIFA World Cup, taking place in Russia, began on Thursday June 14th . Despite Ireland not qualifying for the World Cup it was still a cause of conversation on Twitter. Soccer fans tweeted their excitement to watch the tournament.


 

2. #USOpen

1,269 Irish Tweets (of 104,657 globally) 

Brooks Koepka won the 2018 US Open this weekend, being the first repeat winner since Curtis Strange in 1988-89. Despite a tough Saturday afternoon at Shinnehook Hills and loud fans, Twitter conversation in Ireland was still overwhelmingly positive.

 

3. #FathersDay

5,090 Irish tweets (of 1,158,496 globally) 

People tweeted their appreciation and love for their fathers as they celebrated Father’s Day.

 

4. #Bloomsday2018

2,365 Irish tweets (of 7,773 globally) 

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of James Joyce at the Bloomsday Festival. Celebrations at the annual festival included performances, dressing-up, readings, and more. People tweeted their admiration for the author.

 

5. #MoneyConf

1,373 Irish tweets (of 8,512 globally)

MoneyConf, Europe’s largest cryptocurrency and fintech event, met in Dublin this week. The conference included keynotes from incredible speakers, hands-on workshops, and an evening of networking. People tweeted their reactions to the event.


 

6. #SFAF18

2,599 Irish tweets (of 9,138 globally) 

Three thousand delegates gathered in Belfast for Sinn Féin Ard Fheis. Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Fein, addressed those at the event.  Delegates debated 171 motions, including motions on abortion and the Brexit vote. People took to Twitter to comment on the event.


 

7. #Sockies18

1,591 Irish Tweets (of 2,285 globally)  

Hundreds gathered in Dublin this past week for the 2018 Sockies. The event celebrates the best of social media, awarding companies for their successful use of social media. Winners took their enthusiasm to Twitter.


 

8. Taylor Swift/#RepTourDublin

11,374 Irish tweets (of 428,999 globally) 

Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour stopped at Croke Park this weekend. Taylor Swift, who hasn’t performed in Ireland since her show at 3Arena in 2015, amazed the crowds with her vibrant and energetic performance. Taylor Swift fans tweeted their excitement for the concert.


 

9. #StormHector

1,562 Irish tweets (of 20,851 globally) 

Storm Hector made a landfall in Ireland on Thursday morning, greatly affecting the west coast of Ireland. Thousands lost power due to extreme winds and trees falling on power lines. People took their thoughts about Storm Hector to Twitter.

 
 

10. #Taste18 / #TasteofDublin / TasteDublin

 2,170 Irish tweets (of 3,276 globally) 

People gathered in Iveagh Gardens for the annual food and drink festival, enjoying incredible food and beautiful weather. Although tweets including the official hashtag only generated 1,286 tweets, adding the handle and keyword variance increased the number of tweets to over 3,000 causing the topic to trend.

 

 

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