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

Each week Olytico tracks the trending Twitter Topics in Ireland. We specialize 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 (10th – 16th October 2016) are summarised below.


1. #wimsfm

Walk in My Shoes Radio made a grand entrance into Irish media by attempting to set a world record when it launched last week as Ireland’s only all-digital pop-up radio station. The station called on all secondary schools and 5th and 6th classes in primary schools to tune in to a national 30 minute mindfulness lesson in Google Hangout, attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mindfulness Lesson. They did this to mark the start of World Mental Health Awareness Week on their first day on air.


2. Drake

Rapper Drake added an extra Dublin date to his Boy Meets World European tour schedule shortly after tickets for the first performance date in Dublin sold out immediately after going on sale.


3. #OpenHouseDublin

From new minimalist office interiors to classic Georgian architecture, the Open House Dublin hosted by the Irish Architecture Foundation unveiled some of the best architectural designs in Dublin last weekend. The free architecture festival featured over 100 tours, events and workshops run by hundreds of professionals and enthusiasts in the city.


4. #Budget2017

The Sheep Welfare Scheme and childcare were just some of the topics mentioned on Twitter in reaction to Budget 2017, which was announced last week on Tuesday.


5. #Zeminar

A three-day event for Generation Z took place in Dublin last week called Zeminar. The youth summit consisted of influential speakers, workshops and activities in an effort to help attendees live safer and more fulfilling lives.


6. Current Affairs Programmes

Tonight with Vincent Brown on TV3 and Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio 1 trended last week on Twitter with the anti-malaria drug Lariam and homebuilders being some of the most popular topics mentioned.





7. Marmite

Twitter users took it to social media to express panic and share jokes as they faced the life threatening shortage of Marmite in the Tesco online last week, an aftermath of Brexit.


8. #MakingMemory

Attendees of the Making Memory conference explored the visual and material culture of remembrance in Ireland since c.1800 at the event held last weekend. The cross-disciplinary conference was held at the National College of Art & Design and the National Gallery of Ireland, and it was funded by the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations’ scheme #loveirishresearch.


9. #Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing’s fans took to Twitter to share their reactions when singer-songwriter and actor Will Young announced his departure as a contestant from the dance show last week.

10. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s speech on misogyny and sexual assault made a global impact last week as reflected on Twitter when users across the world praised her condemnation of Donald Trump’s comments about women.


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