Top Twitter Trends (29th May – 4th June 2017)

 Cat Gloria 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 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 (29th May – 4th June 2017) are summarized below.



1. #ArianaGrande

Ariana Grande performed her One Love Manchester benefit concert on Sunday in honour of the victims of the May 22nd terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. The crowd of 55,000 sang along as Grande and several other artists performed hits. Grande also payed a visit to the hospitalized victims during her stay.



2. #LionsNZ2017

The Lions beat the Barbarians on Saturday in the opening rugby match of the Lion’s tour of New Zealand. The final score was 13-7 leaving fans excited for their next match against the Blues.


3. #ParisAgreement

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he is pulling out of the Paris Agreement. The agreement between the United Nations strives to reduce global warming, but the U.S. is no longer a part of it. His decision resulted in a huge backlash on Twitter.



4. #Bloom2017

Families enjoyed this year’s gardening festival, Bloom 2017. The event took place over the Bank Holiday in Phoenix Park, showcasing and awarding beautiful garden designs and horticultural techniques. Event-goers also enjoyed fresh food and drinks alongside the view.


5. #BattleForNumber10

On Monday viewers tuned into the debate on Channel 4 between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. However, the Prime Minister made it clear that she would not debate face-to-face with the Labour leader; and so the candidates were questioned separately. The tweets poured in during the debate as viewers watched it live.


6. #WonderWoman

The new DC film Wonder Woman was released on Tuesday and it got rave reviews on Twitter. It was the first time a female superhero had the spotlight in her own film…



7. #Listowelww17

The 46th annual Listowel Writers’ Week kicked off last Wednesday celebrating writers from all over. Authors spoke about their books and fans tweeted about various events throughout the week.


8. #TigerWoods

Stateside, golf star Tiger Woods received a DUI early Monday morning. Afterwards, police released a video of Woods’ arrest and fans were deeply disappointed. Some even disapproved of the police decision to release the tape.


9. #BankHolidayWeekend & #IrelandsAncientEast

Ireland was met with perfect weather to celebrate the Bank Holiday this weekend. There was plenty to do from the annual Riverfest to the Bloom festival. People tweeted beautiful pictures of their travels in Ireland’s Ancient East.


10. #Conulac17

The Conul Conference happened Tuesday and Wednesday last week in Athlone. Hosted by the Consortium of National and University Libraries, the theme of this year’s conference was ‘Research’.


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