Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (October 23rd – October 29th 2017)

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 (October 23rd – October 29th) are summarised below.



1.  #DublinMarathon

20,000 people participated in this years Dublin Marathon. The event aimed to empower everyday heroes and encourage participants to share their personal stories and motivations for running the marathon.


2. #ThorRagnarok

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues to grow as the third installation to the Thor  franchise was released. Thor:Ragnarok’s release was highly anticipated by fans of the series. Fans reacted on Twitter in the wake of its release.

3. #Ballyragget

Members of the St Patrick’s GAA club in Kilkenny are under investigation following a celebration party that took place in Ballyragget. The investigation was launched due to explicit videos and photos circulating widely on the internet. Multiple opinions can be seen on Twitter.


4. #JoshuaTakam

Boxing fans world-wide have mixed opinions to a referee’s decision to stop a match with just over six minutes remaining. The fight between Anthony Joshua and Carlos Takam has fans taking to Twitter to express their frustration.

5. Simon Fitzmaurice

Simon Fitzmaurice, an Irish writer and director, passed away at the age of 43. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of a motor neurone disease. In his 2014 memoir, It’s Not Yet Dark, Simon elaborated on his illness. Friends, family and fans shared their memories and expressed their condolences online.


6. #OtherVoicesBelfast

Other Voices is an international music television series and arts festival. It is a three-day event that brings together creativity, music and technology. This event featured speakers and audiences both local and renowned names. Attendees shared their experiences via Twitter.


7. #StrangerThings

The second season of sci-fi drama, Stranger Things , was released last week. The Netflix Original series has captured millions of fans since it first came out in July, 2016. Fans expressed their excitement on Twitter.


8. #WebSummit

Web Summit 2017 will begin on November 6th. In anticipation for what has become one of the world’s largest technology conference, attendees and techies tweeted about it.


9. Tom Humphries

Tom Humphries, a former sports journalist and columnist for The Irish Times, pleaded guilty to two charges of defilement of a child, and four charges of sexual exploitation. He was sentenced to two and half years in prison. The ruling on his sentencing lead to scattered opinions.


10. Halloween

Artistically carved pumpkins and unique costumes filled Twitter as Ireland celebrated Halloween.



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