Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (14-20 November 2016)

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 (14th – 20th November 2016) are summarised below.


  1. #ScienceWeek

Science week 2016 took place last week in Dublin, Cork and Galway among other locations. It is an opportunity for the general public to go along to a variety of events where there is something for everyone, from the armchair scientist to the next Einstein.




  1. #IREvNZL and #Ireland2023

It was a big week for Irish rugby with both the Ireland v All Blacks game and Ireland’s bid for the 2023 World Cup trending on Twitter. During the All Blacks game an impressive mannequin challenge was carried out featuring Dave Kearney among others, in the TV commentary box

Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was also trending as the campaign for the bid released a video voiced by none other than Liam Neeson that has gone down a storm.



  1. Arsenal

The Man United v Arsenal match took place 19th November. It looked set for a Man United until Olivier Giroud levelled the game to one all at the 11th hour.



  1. #FantasticBeasts

Harry Potter fans were thrilled for the release of J.K. Rowling creation Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in cinemas 18th November. The film stars Eddie Redmayne as magical creature expert Newt Scamander and is based in wizarding New York. It proved to be a success as fans praised the film and its cast across social media.



  1. #UFCBelfast

Belfast UFC trended this week as Artem Lobov achieved a sensational win over Teruto Ishihara. Also what was to be veteran fighter Neil Seery’s retirement fight against Ian McCall did not go ahead after McCall fell ill on the night. Seery wants to go out with a bang, and as such, has said he will fight McCall when he’s back to full health. Seery is pictured with Olympian Paddy Barnes and champion Conor McGregor, enjoying the event from the audience.



  1. Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has announced that he will bring his upcoming 24K Magic World Tour to Dublin. Demand for tickets has proven so high that a second date has been added to his Three Arena run next April, as fans just can’t get enough of his Uptown Funk.



  1. #shineawards2016

The ladies were celebrated in force at this year’s Stellar Shine Awards on 16th November. What makes these awards particularly cool is that they are female-focused and celebrate women aged 18 to 35. They also promise to be a fun night, choc-a-block with Irish entrepreneurs and celebrities.



  1. #BeautyAndTheBeast

The revamp of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, is creating nostalgia among Disney princess fans.



  1. #wtfonething

The final public event of the Waking the Feminist movement for gender equality in Irish theatre, took place on 14th November. This public call to action caps off a year of campaigning by the movement that has called attention to significant gender inequality in the arts.


10. #supermoon

The supermoon of 14th November is known as the full Beaver Moon and is the second of three consecutive supermoons in 2016. It caused a stir on social media as people documented and their moonlight viewing. The moon will not be this close to earth again until 2034.


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