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 (11th September – 17th September 2017) are summarized below.
Culture Night returned for its thirteenth year and was without a doubt, a grand celebration of arts, heritage, and culture. The event featured venues and public spaces across Ireland that opened their doors for free late-night entertainment.
3000+ FREE events across the island of Ireland.
— Culture Night (@CultureNight) September 22, 2017
The 86th National Ploughing Championship took place this past September 19th – 21st. With over 283,000 visitors, 300 competitors, and almost two million feet of Trade Space, this competition wasn’t one to miss.
— Aer Lingus (@AerLingus) September 18, 2017
— National Ploughing (@NPAIE) September 19, 2017
Bergen 2017 was proud to host the biggest international cycling event, the UCI Road World Championships. The event features twelve races over nine days that include three disciplines; Team Time Trial, Individual Time Trial and Road Race.
— Alex Whitehead (@alex_swpix) September 20, 2017
4. Jimmy Magee
Fans reacted on Twitter to the death of a legendary Irish sports broadcaster, Jimmy Magee, better known as ‘The Memory Man’. He passed away at the age 82.
Very sad to hear the passing of sports legend Jimmy Magee…A true gentleman and friend to many…RIP Jimmy…
— Padraig O'Reilly Photographer (@padraig_reilly) September 20, 2017
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) September 20, 2017
5. Michael O’Leary
Michael O’Leary, CEO of an Irish low-cost airline, came under fire when travelers took to Twitter to discuss the recent flight cancellations. Over 2,000 flights have been cancelled from September to the end of October leaving passengers infuriated.
— Niall O'Loughlin (@nialloloughlin) September 21, 2017
— Ronan Murphy (@Smarttech01) September 20, 2017
6. Ibrahim Halawa
Ibrahim Halawa is an Irish citizen that was imprisoned for four years in an Egyptian prison. He was arrested in 2013 during a protest and was recently acquitted of his charges. Followers of the story took to Twitter to express their emotions to the decision.
Four years of freedom taken away from a young, innocent man. Four years, for nothing. Thrilled for Ibrahim Halawa & his family today.
— Peter McGuire (@PeterMcGuireIE) September 18, 2017
— Laura Hogan (@LauraHoganTV) September 18, 2017
One of Ireland’s favourite shows, Gogglebox Ireland, returned for its third season last week and fans could not contain their excitement. The show airs on TV3 every Wednesdays at 9pm.
— Audrey O’Hagan (@Audge3000) September 20, 2017
Supposed I'll watch @GoggleboxIRLTV3 since Im not doing anything else. Just kidding ive been waiting all week for this. #GoggleboxIRL
— Karen Dunne (@KarnaD91) September 13, 2017
The Carabao Cup, which is regulated by the EFL (English Football League), began its first round in August and will crown a winner in February 2018. 92 teams across the top four divisions of the EFL will compete to win the trophy over the next 6 months.
— David Ospina (@D_Ospina1) September 20, 2017
Cork City Council welcomed the Third UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities to Cork between the 18th and 19th of September. Learning cities encourages lifelong learning for all ages in order to improve individual empowerment, cultural prosperity, and sustainable development.
— CorkConventionBureau (@Conference_Cork) September 18, 2017
— Cork Learning City (@corklearning) September 17, 2017
10. Kylie Jenner
Speculation on whether Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner family, is actually pregnant or not, caused an inevitable stir on Twitter. Some fans say the leaked news is very coincidental considering the 10th anniversary of the show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was set to air the day after.
Kylie Jenner pregnant RIGHT before the 10-year Kardashian anniversary. I tell ya, the Devil works but Kris Jenner works harder.
— Nick PappaGiorgio (@NickPappaG1980) September 23, 2017