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 11th – June 17th ) are summarised below.
23,755 Irish tweets (of 4,998,579 globally)
The 2018 FIFA World Cup, taking place in Russia, began on Thursday June 14th . Despite Ireland not qualifying for the World Cup it was still a cause of conversation on Twitter. Soccer fans tweeted their excitement to watch the tournament.
By 10pm I’ll have spent six of the 11 hours that I’ve been awake today watching football. I love the #WorldCup
— Bud Cotter (@BudCotter) June 16, 2018
1,269 Irish Tweets (of 104,657 globally)
Brooks Koepka won the 2018 US Open this weekend, being the first repeat winner since Curtis Strange in 1988-89. Despite a tough Saturday afternoon at Shinnehook Hills and loud fans, Twitter conversation in Ireland was still overwhelmingly positive.
Brooks Koepka poised to join Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington as the only players to defend a major title this century. #USOpen
— Nathan Murphy (@nathanmurf) June 17, 2018
— Darragh Culhane (@DarraghCulhane) June 14, 2018
Lowry with a 90ft putt for birdie. Love to see him do well this week ????????????️♂️#USOpen
— Alan Cawley (@alancaw) June 14, 2018
5,090 Irish tweets (of 1,158,496 globally)
People tweeted their appreciation and love for their fathers as they celebrated Father’s Day.
Thinking of my dear dad this #FathersDay & all of those who’s dads are no longer with us. With 8 siblings there’s not too many photos of just me & dad, so I love this one of us amongst the spuds in the garden. I miss his wise counsel, big hugs & boundless joie de vivre ????????❤️ pic.twitter.com/LexU8fXsWs
— Dr Maria Quinlan (@maria_quinlan) June 17, 2018
Remembering my lovely Dad this #FathersDay – A very kind, funny and generous person, taken far too soon. Knowing not everyone is lucky enough to be able to say that, I am truly grateful. Happy 'favourite person day' to all ???? pic.twitter.com/mUDEgyPHxA
— Emer Barry (@EmerBarrySop) June 17, 2018
2,365 Irish tweets (of 7,773 globally)
Hundreds gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of James Joyce at the Bloomsday Festival. Celebrations at the annual festival included performances, dressing-up, readings, and more. People tweeted their admiration for the author.
— Lissadell House (@LissadellHouse) June 16, 2018
— Kevin Kelly (@kevinthehague) June 16, 2018
1,373 Irish tweets (of 8,512 globally)
MoneyConf, Europe’s largest cryptocurrency and fintech event, met in Dublin this week. The conference included keynotes from incredible speakers, hands-on workshops, and an evening of networking. People tweeted their reactions to the event.
At #MoneyConf with @ThomasByrneTD , thanks to organizer @cjhope for showing us around. Lots of fascinating new ideas in technology, banking and fin-tech. Who knew Dublin had a crypto-currency Café? I do now! pic.twitter.com/Gc9A4CPvU4
— James Lawless (@lawlessj) June 13, 2018
— Eoghan O'Mahony (@eoghan_omahony) June 12, 2018
2,599 Irish tweets (of 9,138 globally)
Three thousand delegates gathered in Belfast for Sinn Féin Ard Fheis. Mary Lou McDonald, leader of Sinn Fein, addressed those at the event. Delegates debated 171 motions, including motions on abortion and the Brexit vote. People took to Twitter to comment on the event.
I am watching @MaryLouMcDonald’s first speech as Sinn Fein Leader through tears. I want to live in the Ireland she describes. There is a part of us as Irish people that’s very well and a part that needs to recover. We are becoming the people we were always meant to be. #sfaf18
— Grace Dyas (@gracedyas) June 16, 2018
“Ireland is no longer simply orange and green.
“Ireland is a rainbow of identities and cultures.
“A place where diversity and difference can be embraced.
— Fiachra McGuinness (@fiachramcg) June 16, 2018
1,591 Irish Tweets (of 2,285 globally)
Hundreds gathered in Dublin this past week for the 2018 Sockies. The event celebrates the best of social media, awarding companies for their successful use of social media. Winners took their enthusiasm to Twitter.
— Conor Barron (@Cbarron15) June 14, 2018
— Paul Reynolds ???????? (@PaulFedayn) June 14, 2018
8. Taylor Swift/#RepTourDublin
11,374 Irish tweets (of 428,999 globally)
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour stopped at Croke Park this weekend. Taylor Swift, who hasn’t performed in Ireland since her show at 3Arena in 2015, amazed the crowds with her vibrant and energetic performance. Taylor Swift fans tweeted their excitement for the concert.
“OMG my mom and I picked your reaction to be played during the pre-show you’re hilarious I love you so much” don’t even touch me. @taylorswift13 is a goddess. #repTourDublin pic.twitter.com/d45YhOojR6
— Cian (@obrien_cian) June 15, 2018
oh. my. god.
THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT OF MY LIFE TAYLOR SWIFT REALLY KNOWS HOW TO PUT ON A SHOW OH MY GOD THAT WAS NOT A CONCERT IT WAS A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE AND ILL NEVER BE THE SAME IT WAS UNREAL #repTourDublin
— Ben ♛ (@iambenjhalpin) June 16, 2018
1,562 Irish tweets (of 20,851 globally)
Storm Hector made a landfall in Ireland on Thursday morning, greatly affecting the west coast of Ireland. Thousands lost power due to extreme winds and trees falling on power lines. People took their thoughts about Storm Hector to Twitter.
— Dermot Moriarty (@dermotmoriarty) June 15, 2018
A neighbour just marched out into the street in a old Mayo jersey and boxers with a hurling stick, roaring at two cans rattling around the street in the wind and made utter carnage out of them. That’s how a culchie in Dublin deals with #StormHector
— Steve Conlon (@stevenconlon) June 14, 2018
10. #Taste18 / #TasteofDublin / TasteDublin
2,170 Irish tweets (of 3,276 globally)
People gathered in Iveagh Gardens for the annual food and drink festival, enjoying incredible food and beautiful weather. Although tweets including the official hashtag only generated 1,286 tweets, adding the handle and keyword variance increased the number of tweets to over 3,000 causing the topic to trend.
— Lucinda O'Sullivan (@LucindasIreland) June 14, 2018
— Russell + Patrick (@GastroGays) June 16, 2018