Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (June 25th- July 1st)

by Taylor O'Neill on 02/07/18

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 25th – July 1st ) are summarised below.

 

1. Clare

15,447 Irish Tweets

Cork overcame an eight-point deficit to defeat Clare in the Senior Munster Hurling Championship for the second summer in a row. Hurling fans took their excitement for the game to Twitter.

 

 

 

2. #Pride

14,036 Irish Tweets (of 1,416,061 globally)

Thousands gathered in Dublin this past weekend to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community at the Pride parade. The parade was one of the largest parades Ireland has seen. #Pride has been trending for a second week running as people took to Twitter to share their pictures and thoughts on the parade.

 

 

 

 

 

3. #Heatwave

14,001 Irish Tweets (of 204,808 globally)

Ireland has been experiencing elevated temperatures and drought like conditions for the past ten days. People took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the heat wave for the past two weeks.

 

 

 

4. Newbridge/ #NewbridgeorNothing

7,750 Irish Tweets

Round three of the All-Ireland football qualifier between Kildare and Mayo was scheduled to take place at Croke Park on Saturday. Kildare football manager, Cian O’Neill, refused to play at Croke Park and stood firm in his stance to play the game at Newbridge. The game was moved to Newbridge and football fans took their thoughts on the controversy to Twitter.

 

 

 

5. Irish Water

3,233 Irish Tweets

Irish Water has been urgently appealing for people to conserve their water. The drought is causing a lot of problems across counties including Dublin, Laois, Kilkenny, Cork, Longford, Waterford, Limerick and Kerry. People took to Twitter to comment on conserving water.

 

 

 

6. Danny Dyer

3,101 Irish Tweets (of 275,293 globally)

Dani Dyer had an emotional night on Love Island this weekend. People took to Twitter to discuss how her father, Danny Dyer, would react to her heartache.

 

 

7. #SeaFest18

1,751 Irish Tweets

SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, took place in Galway this weekend. The festival included tours of ocean going vessels, leisure crafts and activities, exhibits on marine life, and more educational activities. People tweeted their excitement for the festival.

 

 

 

 

8. #Ireland2040

877 Irish Tweets

Project Ireland 2040, the new national planning and capital expenditure plans, are designed to enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of Irish people. Minister Humphreys launched Business, Enterprise and Innovation Project 2040 and a €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund this weekend.

 

 

 

9. AoUCongress

712 Irish Tweets (of 2,232 globally)

The Academy of Urbanism 2018 Congress took place in Cork this week.  Hundreds of delegates gathered to discuss how to make cities a better place to live, study, or work in. The event included dozens of expert international speakers, workshops and site visits. People shared their thoughts and pictures of the event on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

10. #LimerickFC

369 Irish Tweets

Limerick FC won their biggest game of the season against the Bray Wanderers at the Markets Field this weekend. Football fans and players took their excitement for the win to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

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