Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (November 27th – December 3rd 2017)

by Arielle McConneaughey on 06/12/17

Arielle McConneaughey 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 (November 27th – December 3rd) are summarised below.

 

 

1. Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor was one of the many celebrities invited to The British Fashion Awards this past week. During the event, photos of him and Rita Ora caused a swirl of mixed reactions on Twitter.

 

2. #WorldAIDSDay

World AIDS Day took place on December 1st. It’s a day to shed light on the fight against HIV and AIDS and shows support for those living with the disease. It also endeavours to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.

 

3. Croke Park

Tickets for Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour went on sale last week and has left some flabbergasted due to the price range. The artist was set to perform one gig at Croke Park but due to high demand, has released a second tour date.  Fans tweeted their reactions to the tour updates.

 

4. #EirOtherVoices

Eir Other Voices is Ireland’s longest running music TV series. The series is filmed in Dingle and offers dynamic performances that take the event beyond the capacity of small Church sessions and opens it to fans locally and internationally.

 

5. Patrick Kavanagh

November 30th marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. Some of his best known works include The Placeless Heaven and Tarry Flynn. People paid tribute to the poet on Twitter.

 

6. #RoyalEngagement

Prince Harry recently became engaged to American actress Meghan Markle. The engagement has gained world-wide attention and some opinions can be seen on Twitter.

 

7. #GivingTuesday

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a global day designated to kick off the charitable season helping people find an organization, charity, or event within their community. The campaign is fueled by social media and collaboration which people continue to show with their support on Twitter.

 

8. #BackingGreen

Ireland’s Cricket team played Afghanistan in the first match of the three game ODI series in Sharjah.  Fans tweeted their support  for the team prior to the game.

9. #ThisIsRetail

Retail Excellence Ireland released a campaign that celebrates the significance of local shops and business by encouraging everyone to shop local over the weekend. Shoppers and retailers showed their support on Twitter.

 

10. Leinster House

Supporters for the Domestic Violence Bill and the defense forces showed their support in front of Leinster House last week. People also Tweeted in their support to help raise awareness.

 

If you want to find out more about what was trending in Ireland this past week, or if you have any other social media listening requirements, send us a request at info@olytico.com or click here.

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