Top 10 Irish Twitter Trends (September 18th – September 24th 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.

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The Top 10 Twitter Trends in Ireland from last week (11th September – 17th September 2017) are summarized below.


1. #CultureNight

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.


2. #Ploughing17

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.


3. #Bergen2017

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.


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.


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.


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.


7. #GoggleboxIRL

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.


8. #CarabaoCup

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.


9. #learningcities2017

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.


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.


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