10 Major Twitter Trends (July 16th- 22nd)

What’s trending on Twitter this week in Ireland?

Welcome to our summer weekly blog by intern Kelsie Baumlin. She is a Junior at University of Florida currently studying abroad at Griffith College and interning with Olytico through the CAPA study abroad programme.

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This week several topics are trending on Twitter in Ireland. These include:


1. Alisson

9,231 Irish Tweets (of 745,142 globally)

Liverpool FC signed Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker from Roma FC for £65 million. The six-year contract shattered the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper. Liverpool fans took their excitement to Twitter.




2. #TheOpen and #Carnoustie

5,306 Irish Tweets (of 317,147 globally)

The 147th Open began on July 15th in Carnoustie, Scotland. Despite Tiger Woods outstanding performance on Saturday, Francesco Molinari won the Open, becoming the first Italian to win a major. Golf fans took their excitement for the tournament to Twitter.




3. #SDCC

2,235 Irish Tweets (of 1,171,009 globally)

San Diego Comic Con began July 19th at the San Diego Convention Center. Comic Con brings comic creators, sci-fi and fantasy authors, producers, writers, creators and more from all aspects of popular arts together with their fans for a fun and candid discussion. Irish Comic Con fans were tweeting their excitement for the event.




4. #GIAF18

1,443 Irish Tweets (of 2,155 globally)

Galway International Arts Festival began July 16th and will conclude on July 29th. The annual festival celebrates a range of art forms, including dance, theatre, street spectacle, visual arts and more. Attendees shared their thoughts and snaps of the festival on Twitter.





5. #RWC7s

1,867 Irish Tweets (of 78,125 globally)

The Rugby World Cup Seven’s took place at AT&T Park in San Francisco from July 20th  to July 22nd. The Ireland Men’s team defeated Australia in the Challenge Cup and the Women’s team defeated England 19-14. Fans took their excitement for the games to Twitter.





6. #WhoIsAmerica

689 Irish Tweets (of 50,108 globally)

Who Is America, from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen came back to air July 15th. The seven-episode series explores the diverse individuals who populate the United States of America. People took their thoughts on the show to Twitter.




7. #FarmSafetyWeek

635 Irish Tweets (of 5,763 globally)

The annual Farm Safety Week took place from July 16th to July 20th. Its purpose is to demonstrate safe practices and to raise awareness of farming’s high injury and fatality rate.





439 Irish Tweets

Dublin’s win over Tyrone at Healy Park secured their place in the All-Ireland Semi Finals. Fans took their reaction to the game to Twitter.




9. #U16Cork

221 Irish Tweets

Field hockey teams from around Europe gathered in Cork July 16th to July 21st to compete in the U16 Six Nations International tournament. Thirty matches were played at University College Cork by both U16 Girls and U16 Boys teams.




10. #ComeOnHome

208 Irish Tweets

An Abbey Theatre production, Come on Home, debuted on July 13th. The play follows a son who returns home to Ireland after years of exile in London. He reunites with his two brothers as his family gathers to wake their departed mother.





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